"Andrew Lipman's eye-opening first book is 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, Lipman uncovers a new geography of Native America that incorporates seawater as well as soil. Looking past Europeans' arbitrary land boundaries, he reveals unseen links between local episodes and global events on distant shores."--Publisher's description.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-327) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Prologue: October 29, 2012 Acknowledgments A Note on the Text Introduction One: The Giants' Shore Two: Watercraft and Watermen Three: The Landless Borderland, 1600-1633 Four: Blood in the Water, 1634-1646 Five: Acts of Navigation, 1647-1674 Six: Sea Changes, 1675-1750 Epilogue: "What Need Is There to Speak of the Past?" List of Abbreviations Notes Index.
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New Haven : Yale University Press,