By F. G. Notehelfer
The e-book unearths how a guy so one can being a misfit within the usa turned the heroic American samurai." It discusses Janes as one of many few Westerners allowed to reside within the inside and because the "father" of the Kumamoto Band, which turned the dominant wing of eastern Protestantism and an important modernizing force.
Originally released in 1985.
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On the one hand his autobiograph ical notes indicate an effort to identify with the antislavery cause, which was to dominate the father's attention for the next decade. Indeed, there was a note of obvious excitement in his recollections of the farm's role as a station on the underground railroad and over his first encounter with black travellers on the path to freedom. However, it is an exagger- BOYHOOD IN THE OHIO HILLS · 29 ation to see the family solely concerned with the abolitionist cause.
Given the fact that Albany, like other sectarian schools of its kind, stressed a high morality that was to be combined with subservience to authority, it may be fair to argue that Albany helped to stimulate the growing tension between Leroy's inner quest for freedom and the concomitant need to deal with authority in the outside world. Leroy had been sent away to Albany at the wishes of his father, and the academy simply extended to the broader public sphere the struggle which had begun at home over the authoritarian demands of the father and the "enlightened but natural" sentiments of the mother.
Like other children, Janes explored the limits of his adolescent environ ment, fought his youthful battles against self, and home, and sought to become a man. Although occasional outbursts of emotional dissatisfac tion demonstrated the particular difficulties of the home environment with which he wrestled, such experiences seem to have represented mo mentary lapses—more indicative of future than present trouble—and indeed the maturing boy's life was to become more concerned with study than with exploits of the type mentioned above.
American Samurai : Captain L.L. Janes and Japan by F. G. Notehelfer