This article is about the "fighting Perrys," especially Oliver Hazard Perry, the "Hero of Lake Erie," and Matthew C. Perry, who began negotiations with Japan that ultimately opened that country to trade with the western world. Copes embellishes the stories of the well-known Perrys with anecdotes and research that shed light on the entire family.
Copes, Jan M.
"The Perry Family: A Newport Naval Dynasty of the Early Republic,"
Newport History: Vol. 66
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol66/iss227/2