Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun

By Rhoda Blumberg

In 1853, few jap humans
knew state
called the USA even existed.

For centuries, Japan had remoted itself from the surface international by way of refusing to alternate with different nations or even refusing to assist shipwrecked sailors, overseas or eastern. The country's humans nonetheless lived below a feudal approach like that of Europe within the heart a while. yet every little thing started to swap while American Commodore Perry and his troops sailed to the Land of the emerging sunlight, bringing with them new technological know-how and know-how, and a brand new approach of life.

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