When Commodore Perry opened Japan to the West, the U.S. Navy sent a surveying expedition to the North Pacific. The officers of that expedition, 1853-1856, recounted their experiences, and especially their dealings with the Japanese, in vivid and outspoken letters which are here reproduced for the first time. Entertaining reading, as well as important naval and diplomatic history.
Originally published in 1947.
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Table of Contents:
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- Background of the Surveying Expedition, pg. 1
- Letters of the Surveying Expedition to Japan and the North Pacific Ocean 1853-1856, pg. 21