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Unknown Journal of a cruise to China and Japan in the U.S. Sloop Vandalia.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02547 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: various places Type: Manuscript Date: circa 1853 Pagination: 137 p. 32 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Journal of a sailor under Captain John Pope. The journal describes customs in the ports it visited, mentions meeting Commodore Matthew Perry's flag ship, and provides information on hostilities between American troops and the Japanese military.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: AsiaNavyMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicySoldier's DiaryDiplomacyMaritime

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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