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The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast

Andrew Lipman


This book presents the previously untold story of how the ocean became a “frontier” between colonists and Indians. When the English and Dutch empires both tried to claim the same patch of coast between the Hudson River and Cape Cod, the sea itself became the arena of contact and conflict. During the violent European invasions, the region's Algonquian-speaking Natives were navigators, boatbuilders, fishermen, pirates, and merchants who became active players in the emergence of the Atlantic World. Drawing from a wide range of English, Dutch, and archeological sources, the text uncovers a new geo ... More

Keywords: ocean, English empire, Dutch empire, Hudson River, Cape Cod, sea, navigators, boatbuilders, fishermen, pirates

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300207668
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300207668.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Lipman, author
Barnard College and Columbia University