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

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

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 Andrew Lipman?s eye-opening first book is the previously untold story of how the ocean became a ?frontier? ...

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Title:The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast
Author:Andrew Lipman
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Genres:History
ISBN:0300207662
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:360 pages pages

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

  • Catherine
    Jul 25, 2016
    By focusing our attention on the sea, Andrew Lipman does a remarkable job of expanding our understanding of the many frontiers (or borderlands) that existed between European immigrants and Native communities in southern New England and New York. If we look at Native spaces from the bow...
  • Katie
    Feb 28, 2017
    A little draggy in parts, particularly when relating the complicated details of Anglo-Dutch relations and some of the specifics of some colonial wars, but a lot of it is very interesting, particularly the material culture aspects of boating, wampum, etc., and the accounts of native wha...
  • Cynthia
    Sep 03, 2016
    This is not my period nor my locale so I really couldn't tell you if Lipman's thesis is as astounding as all the reviews seem to think it is. I did find the evidence pretty compelling, and I enjoyed the writing style and particularly the personal account of the author's experience of H...
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    Oct 11, 2015
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    Dec 11, 2018
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  • Margaret Sankey
    Sep 07, 2015
    Lipman directs the read to something that was in plain sight--Anglo-Native-Dutch conflict in 17th century North America was not just a contest on land, but on the water, from the rivers to the beaches, as these peoples and their vastly different ideas about technology, farming, disaste...
  • Bridget
    Sep 19, 2017
    Prose is excellent for a book with an academic audience. ...
  • Brian
    Sep 01, 2016
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    Nov 03, 2015
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    Jan 20, 2019
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    Mar 08, 2019
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  • Sheila
    Mar 26, 2018
    To understand this history from a Native point of view, I recommend "An Indigenous People's History of the United States" by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, and Evan Pritchard's "Native New Yorkers." Pritchard, who is Mi'kmaq, said his sources included many elders of the Native nations around Ne...
  • Jenna
    Oct 13, 2015
    I won this book through a goodreads giveaway and I'm not a historian. My tastes run more toward historical fiction. That being said, it was nice to read something out of my comfort zone. The Saltwater Frontier is well written and informative. I know way more about America during the 15...
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    Jul 11, 2017
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    Feb 01, 2018
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  • Uptownbookwormnyc
    Nov 25, 2018
    Very interesting subject matter; well researched; poor story crafting. It would be 2 stars if it wasn't for the subject matter. ...
  • Dave
    Sep 11, 2016
    This recent history of early colonial America turns things around for a fresh perspective. Instead of starting at the coast and looking west, it looks east toward the ocean and explores the arrival of Europeans as a meeting between two maritime peoples. We don't think of Native America...
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    Jul 28, 2018
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  • Josh Reid
    Jan 25, 2016
    Enjoyed the reframing from a marine perspective -- appreciated the way Lipman pulls together the complexities of the Native-Dutch-English dynamics of the early colonial period. ...
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    Jun 13, 2017
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    Oct 25, 2016
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    Jun 21, 2019
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    Jun 19, 2018
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  • Mike Freeman
    Dec 10, 2015
    This is a solid exploration of how events proceeded among competing Native and European powers once first settlements were established. Most of the American imagination regarding Native-White affairs lies in the West, overlooking the more critical Atlantic seaboard. Lipman dives deep h...
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    Apr 13, 2018
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    Nov 27, 2015
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    Feb 04, 2019
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    Apr 11, 2016
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  • William James
    Sep 13, 2018
    This book is dull, its argument is a no-brainer (no academic would write this book claiming to be an academic), and the information in the text is what you'd expect an undergraduate to know. Overall, if you want something to put you to sleep at night, this is up your alley. If you are ...
  • Matthew Gentile
    May 25, 2019
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