Matthew Calbraith Perry A Typical American Naval Officer
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Matthew Calbraith Perry A Typical American Naval Officer

By William Elliot Griffis
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  • CHAPTER I. THE CHILD CALBRAITH.
  • CHAPTER II. BOYHOOD’S ENVIRONMENT.
  • CHAPTER III. A MIDSHIPMAN’S TRAINING UNDER COMMODORE RODGERS.
  • CHAPTER IV. MEN, SHIPS AND GUNS IN 1812.
  • CHAPTER V. SERVICE IN THE WAR OF 1812.
  • CHAPTER VI. FIRST VOYAGE TO THE DARK CONTINENT.
  • CHAPTER VII. PERRY LOCATES THE SITE OF MONROVIA.
  • CHAPTER VIII. FIGHTING PIRATES IN THE SPANISH MAIN.
  • CHAPTER IX. THE AMERICAN LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP.
  • CHAPTER X. THE CONCORD IN THE SEAS OF RUSSIA AND EGYPT.
  • CHAPTER XI A DIPLOMATIC VOYAGE IN THE FRIGATE BRANDYWINE.
  • CHAPTER XII. THE FOUNDER OF THE BROOKLYN NAVAL LYCEUM.
  • CHAPTER XIII. THE FATHER OF THE AMERICAN STEAM NAVY.
  • CHAPTER XIV. PERRY DISCOVERS THE RAM.
  • CHAPTER XV. LIGHTHOUSE ILLUMINATION, LENSES OR REFLECTORS?
  • CHAPTER XVI. REVOLUTIONS IN NAVAL ARCHITECTURE.
  • CHAPTER XVII. THE SCHOOL OF GUN PRACTICE AT SANDY HOOK.
  • CHAPTER XVIII. THE TWIN STEAMERS MISSOURI AND MISSISSIPPI.
  • CHAPTER XIX. THE BROAD PENNANT IN AFRICA.
  • CHAPTER XX. PERRY AS A MISSIONARY AND CIVILIZER.
  • CHAPTER XXI. THE MEXICAN WAR.
  • CHAPTER XXII. “COMMODORE PERRY COMMANDS THE SQUADRON.”
  • CHAPTER XXIII. THE NAVAL BATTERY BREACHES THE WALLS OF VERA CRUZ.
  • CHAPTER XXIV. THE NAVAL BRIGADE. CAPTURE OF TABASCO.
  • CHAPTER XXV. FIGHTING THE YELLOW FEVER. PEACE.
  • CHAPTER XXVI. RESULTS OF THE WAR. GOLD AND THE PACIFIC COAST.
  • CHAPTER XXVII. AMERICAN ATTEMPTS TO OPEN TRADE WITH JAPAN.
  • CHAPTER XXVIII. ORIGIN OF THE AMERICAN EXPEDITION TO JAPAN.
  • CHAPTER XXIX. PREPARATIONS FOR JAPAN. AN INTERNATIONAL EPISODE.
  • CHAPTER XXX. THE FIRE-VESSELS OF THE WESTERN BARBARIANS.
  • CHAPTER XXXI. PANIC IN YEDO. RECEPTION OF THE PRESIDENT’S LETTER.
  • CHAPTER XXXII. JAPANESE PREPARATIONS FOR TREATY-MAKING.
  • CHAPTER XXXIII. THE PROFESSOR AND THE SAILOR MAKE A TREATY.
  • CHAPTER XXXIV. LAST LABORS.
  • CHAPTER XXXV. MATTHEW PERRY AS A MAN.
  • CHAPTER XXXVI. WORKS THAT FOLLOW.
    • I. AUTHORITIES.
      • II. ORIGIN OF THE PERRY NAME AND FAMILY.
      • III. THE NAME CALBRAITH.
      • IV. THE FAMILY OF M. C. PERRY.
      • V. OFFICIAL DETAIL OF M. C. PERRY, UNITED STATES NAVY.
      • VI. THE NAVAL APPRENTICESHIP SYSTEM.
      • VII. DUELLING.
      • VIII. MEMORIALS IN ART OF M. C. PERRY.
    • II. ORIGIN OF THE PERRY NAME AND FAMILY.
    • III. THE NAME CALBRAITH.
    • IV. THE FAMILY OF M. C. PERRY.
    • V. OFFICIAL DETAIL OF M. C. PERRY, UNITED STATES NAVY.
    • VI. THE NAVAL APPRENTICESHIP SYSTEM.
    • VII. DUELLING.
    • VIII. MEMORIALS IN ART OF M. C. PERRY.
  • INDEX.
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