Matthew R. Bahar


Storm of the Sea: Indians and Empires in the Atlantic's Age of Sail
Matthew R. Bahar (NEH, 2014-15)

Narratives of cultural encounter in colonial North America often contrast traditional Indian coastal-dwellers and intrepid European seafarers. In Storm of the Sea, Matthew R. Bahar instead tells the forgotten history of Indian pirates hijacking European sailing ships on the rough waters of the north Atlantic and of an Indian navy pressing British seamen into its ranks.