columns of text with a few small maps of different regions of the United States; two small images of Native Americans near back; yellow, textured cover

Brief Account of the United States, vol. 2, 1861

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This is a Japanese reprint of a Chinese book written by the American missionary Elijah C. Bridgman and published in Shanghai in 1861. It is the first, thorough account of the United States written by an American that was published in Japan. The first volume provides a general survey including culture, education, transportation, and an introduction to the constitution and the Supreme Court. The second volume focusses on individual states, illustrating a number of small local maps.

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Title
Brief Account of the United States, vol. 2
Artist Life
1801 - 1861
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Author
Accession Number
2015.79.226.2
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 496
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columns of text with a few small maps of different regions of the United States; two small images of Native Americans near back; yellow, textured cover