With Commodore Perry to Japan

With Commodore Perry to Japan

The Journal of William Speiden Jr., 1852-1855

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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.
Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9781612512389
1612512380
Branch Call Number: DS881.8 .S68 2013
Characteristics: xxi, 256 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

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