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Early Modern (Tokugawa Period)
Commodore Perry's Expedition to Japan (1853)   Suggest a Link
John W. Dower and Shigeru Miyagawa (Massachusetts I. of Technology) Black Ships and Samurai (site devoted to Admiral Perry's visit to Japan)
Japanese Reply (1854) to President Fillmore’s Letter and Response of Commodore Perry (e-text, in English) (Joseph V. O'Brien, John Jay C. of Criminal Justice, New York)
Commodore Matthew Perry's Visit to the Bonin Islands, June 1853 (Perry's notes and journals, as edited by Francis L. Hawks in 1856)
Letter from U.S. Pres. Millard Fillmore (1853 letter to Commodore Perry) (Center for East Asia Studies, U. California, Los Angeles)
Naval Historical Center (Washington Naval Yard, DC) Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan (e-curriculum, including a biography, discussion questions, and activities)
Perry's Japan Expedition (virtual exhibit, with a number of paintings of sites Perry visited and of contemporary Japanese society) (Nimitz Library, US Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, MD)
Commodore Matthew Perry When We Landed in Japan, 1854 (e-text of Perry's notes edited by Francis L. Hawks, within Fordham U.'s Modern History Sourcebook) (Paul Halsall, U. North FLorida)
The Opening of Japan to the West (virtual exhibit) (Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale U.)

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