COMMODORE PERRY IN THE LAND OF THE SHOGUN

Rhoda Blumberg, Author
Rhoda Blumberg, Author . HarperTrophy $7.99 (144p) ISBN 978-0-06-008625-1
Reviewed on: 02/03/2003
Release date: 01/01/2003

This 1986 Newbery Honor book tracks Matthew Perry's expedition to open Japan to American trade. The volume contrasts cultural differences that the Japanese and Americans had to overcome and explains Japanese feudal society; it is illustrated almost entirely with reproductions of period Japanese art. Ages 8-up. (Feb.)

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