The First World Series
World Series den, in American Historical Review (Summer 1980), 400 A St. S.E., Washing- ton. D.C. 20003.
With an intimidating show of force, Commodore Matthew C. Perry opened Japan to trade with the West in 1853. The jolt he dealt to Japanese national pride did not wear off until the 1890s. Helping to ease the loss of face, writes Roden, a Rutgers historian, was Japan's military victory over China (in 1895), the development of a strong Western-style constitutional government, the growth...