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Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun

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In 1853, few Japanese people
knew that a country
called America even existed.

For centuries, Japan had isolated itself from the outside world by refusing to trade with other countries and even refusing to help shipwrecked sailors, foreign or Japanese. The country's people still lived under a feudal system like that of Europe in the Middle Ages. But everything began to change when American Commodore Perry and his troops sailed to the Land of the Rising Sun, bringing with them new science and technology, and a new way of life.

Synopsis:

In 1853, few Japanese people

knew that a country

called America even existed.

For centuries, Japan had isolated itself from the outside world by refusing to trade with other countries and even refusing to help shipwrecked sailors, foreign or Japanese. The country's people still lived under a feudal system like that of Europe in the Middle Ages. But everything began to change when American Commodore Perry and his troops sailed to the Land of the Rising Sun, bringing with them new science and technology, and a new way of life.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-140) and index.

About the Author

Rhoda Blumberg has written about the opening of Japan (1853-1854) in Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun, a Newbery Honor Book, which also won the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award and the Golden Kite Award. Her acclaimed histories also include The Incredible Journey of Lewis & Clark, The Great American Gold Rush, and The Remarkable Voyages of Captain Cook, all ALA Notable Books. She is the winner of the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to nonfiction.

Rhoda Blumberg says that while doing research for Commodore Perry, "I read about the ordeals and strange adventures of Manjiro, then spent years replaying his life story in my mind until I felt impelled to write about him."

The author and her husband, Gerald, live in Yorktown Heights, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060086251
Author:
Blumberg, Rhoda
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Rhoda Blumberg
Location:
New York
Subject:
United states
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
Politics & Government
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
History - Asia
Subject:
United States Naval Expedition to Japan, 185
Subject:
Social Science - Politics & Government
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Japan Foreign relations United States.
Subject:
United States Foreign relations Japan.
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
1525
Publication Date:
20030121
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10.42x8.60x.52 in. 1.13 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 144 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780060086251 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

In 1853, few Japanese people

knew that a country

called America even existed.

For centuries, Japan had isolated itself from the outside world by refusing to trade with other countries and even refusing to help shipwrecked sailors, foreign or Japanese. The country's people still lived under a feudal system like that of Europe in the Middle Ages. But everything began to change when American Commodore Perry and his troops sailed to the Land of the Rising Sun, bringing with them new science and technology, and a new way of life.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-140) and index.
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