Cover shows detail from Gaikokujin sen no uchi: jokisen (“Foreigners’ ship: steamship”), an 1861 print, either by Hiroshige Utagawa II or Hiroshige III, possibly depicting Commodore Perry’s ship in a Japanese harbor. Digital image courtesy the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.
Published by the American Historical Association,
(ISSN: 1556-8563) is the electronic version
of Perspectives (ISSN: 0743-7021).