TYPE: Manuscript
DIMENSIONS: 6 3/4 X 9 1/2 inches (closed)
COMPONENTS: 65 pages
ITEM ID: 1953
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Report on Protection from Foreign Invasion

Decade: 1850s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)

Black Ship report on protection against foreign invasion compiled shortly after Perry’s arrival. Detailed summary of the Shogun’s military capabilities and those of foreign powers, in particular, America’s. The tone of the study is very pessimistic and comes to the conclusion that the Daimyo forces are no match for the naval technology of western powers.