Commodore Matthew Perry and the Perry Expedition to Japan

The Library of American Lives and Times

U.S. naval officer Commodore Matthew Perry journeyed to Japan in 1853-54 on behalf of the U.S. government. Perry's mission was to reestablish diplomatic and trade relations with the long-isolated Asian shogun, through force and intimidation if necessary. The American government hoped to exploit the riches of the Far East. Perry's mission was a success, and the United States became a leader in international trade.

* Reviews *

Series Review--
"Stunning reproduction and photos provide a clear sense of the times and settings. These attractive titles serve not only as quality report sources but also as a general interest titles."
---School Library Journal
Library Bound Book List: $36.60 / S&L: $27.45

Reading Level: 5

Interest Level: 4-8

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-4042-2645-6
Author : David Wittner
Copyright : 2005
Language : English
Category : Social Studies, American History
Pages : 112
Trim : 6 7/8" x 9 1/2"
GRL : Z
Dewey : B
Dewey(two) : 327.73
ATOS : 8.4
ARPoints : 3
Subject : Social Studies, American History
Binding : Library