With Commodore Perry to Japan offers a personal account of Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry's expedition to Japan through the eyes of a sixteen-year-old purser's clerk of the USS Mississippi. The documentary edition, endorsed by the National Historic Publications & Records Commission, provides excellent coverage of both the political mission of the Perry expedition, the opening of relations with Japan, and of the social history of a naval warship as well. Also included are fifty-five illustrations ranging from hand drawn, pen-and-ink scenes of everyday life sketched by Speiden and other members of the crew to exquisitely detailed pith paintings by Chinese artists. With Commodore Perry to Japan: The Journal of William Speiden Jr., 1852-1855

Author: John A Wolter, David A Ranzan, & John J McDonough (Editors)

Title: With Commodore Perry to Japan: The Journal of William Speiden Jr., 1852-1855

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First Published by: Naval Institute Press

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Format: PB

Date: 15 November 2013

ISBN-10: 1612512380

ISBN-13: 9781612512389

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