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People/Characters: Matthew Calbraith Perry

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"Old Bruin": Commodore Matthew C. Perry, 1794-1858; the American naval officer who helped found Liberia by Samuel Eliot Morison
American Heritage Junior Library: Commodore Perry in Japan by Robert L. Reynolds
Artifacts of diplomacy : Smithsonian collections from Commodore Matthew Perry's Japan Expedition (1853-1854) by Chang-su Houchins
Breaking Open Japan: Commodore Perry, Lord Abe, and American Imperialism in 1853 by George Feifer
Commodore Matthew Perry and the Perry Expedition to Japan by David G. Wittner
Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan by Ferdinand Kuhn
Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg
Commodore Perry Opens Japan to Trade in World History by Ann Graham Gaines
A Concise History of Japan by Noel F. Busch
Gone for Soldiers by Jeff Shaara
The Indestructible Commodore Matthew Perry by Arthur Orrmont
Matthew Calbraith Perry: Boy Sailor by Alexander Scharbach
The sea and the States; a maritime history of the American people by Samuel Wood Bryant
Tokyo Bay by Anthony Grey

Character description

Matthew Calbraith Perry[Note 1] (April 10, 1794 – March 4, 1858) was a Commodore of the United States Navy who commanded ships in several wars, including the War of 1812 and the Mexican–American War (1846–48). He played a leading role in the opening of Japan to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854.

Perry was interested in the education of naval officers, and assisted in the development of an apprentice system that helped establish the curriculum at the United States Naval Academy. With the advent of the steam engine, he became a leading advocate of modernizing the U.S. Navy and came to be considered "The Father of the Steam Navy" in the United States.

Matthew Calbraith Perry in Wikipedia


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