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The Resource Black ships : illustrated Japanese history--The Americans arrive, Sean Michael Wilson ; illustrations by Akiko Shimojima

Black ships : illustrated Japanese history--The Americans arrive, Sean Michael Wilson ; illustrations by Akiko Shimojima

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Black ships : illustrated Japanese history--The Americans arrive
Title
Black ships
Title remainder
illustrated Japanese history--The Americans arrive
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Sean Michael Wilson ; illustrations by Akiko Shimojima
Title variation
Illustrated Japanese history--The Americans arrive
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Language
eng
Summary
"On the 14th of July, 1853, the USS Plymouth, Mississippi, Saratoga, and Susquehanna sailed into Yokosuka, Japan. The mysterious 'Black Ships' had arrived. In this stirring account of a pivotal moment in modern Japanese history, award-winning author and illustrator team Sean Michael Wilson and Akiko Shimojima tell the story of the four American 'Black Ships' that arrived in Japan in 1853 under the command of Commodore Perry to force Japan to open up to trade. The book compellingly portrays the apprehension and confusion of the Japanese people witnessing the Black Ships steaming into view over the horizon; the anxious response of the samurai; the cat-and-mouse game that ensued; the protracted negotiations; and the eventual agreement signed on March 31st, 1854, as the Treaty of Kanagawa. Historically accurate and with an easy-to-read visual format, Black Ships conveys the personalities of the key figures in the drama: on one side, Commodore Perry and his captains, and on the other, Shogunate officials Abe Masahiro and Hayashi Akira. Wilson and Shimojima vividly capture the atmosphere of threat and change that pervaded Japan during Bakumatsu, the final years of the Edo period, as the feudal Tokugawa shogunate took its last breaths and gave way to the new Meiji government"--
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contains biographical information
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Wilson, Seán Michael
Dewey number
952/.025
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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Shimojima, Akiko
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  • United States Naval Expedition to Japan
  • Perry, Matthew Calbraith
  • United States
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Perry, Matthew Calbraith
  • United States Naval Expedition to Japan
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Japan
  • United States
Label
Black ships : illustrated Japanese history--The Americans arrive, Sean Michael Wilson ; illustrations by Akiko Shimojima
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951753841
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
104 pages
Isbn
9781623170912
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2016047446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951753841
Label
Black ships : illustrated Japanese history--The Americans arrive, Sean Michael Wilson ; illustrations by Akiko Shimojima
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951753841
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
104 pages
Isbn
9781623170912
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2016047446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951753841

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