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The Saltwater Frontier


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Andrew Lipman is assistant professor of history at Barnard College, Columbia University. He lives in New York City.


"Gripping . . . Lipman innovatively uses the sea to unite the histories of New York, New England and the region's native peoples by following the sailing ships and canoes along Long Island Sound up to Nantucket."—Kathleen DuVal, The Wall Street Journal

"Written in lucid and graceful prose . . . Lipman’s impressive work is crucial reading."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Winner of the 2016 Bancroft Prize in American History

Won honorable mention for the 2016 PROSE Awards in the U.S. History category

Selected as a 2016 New England Society Book Awards Finalists in the Nonfiction: History & Biography category

"With The Saltwater Frontier, Andrew Lipman emerges as one of the greatest prose stylists among early American historians. Even more significantly, Lipman’s water-centric approach to Indian-European interactions upends much that we thought we knew. This book is simply superb."—Erik R. Seeman, author of Death in the New World: Cross-Cultural Encounters, 1492-1800

"Most histories claim to be new; Andrew Lipman’s The Saltwater Frontier actually is. He tells how, facing invasion from the sea, Indian peoples responded by turning to the sea."—Richard White, author of The Middle Ground

"This cutting-edge study will draw much needed attention to the waters of seventeenth-century Long Island Sound as a zone of Indian-colonial contact and imperial rivalry. Lipman approaches his topic with uncommon intelligence, creativity, and literary grace."— David J. Silverman, George Washington University

"A vitally important book for its maritime and regional foci, for its array of stunning insights on the events discussed, and for its engaging writing style."—Neal Salisbury, Smith College

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