Books on Native Americans Win Bancroft Prize

The Bancroft prize is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of American History. Border Law: The First Seminole War and American Nationhood (Harvard University Press) by Deborah A. Rosen on the conflicts between the Seminole tribes of Florida and the Monroe Doctrine and The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast (Yale University Press) by Andrew Lipman takes accounts from English, Dutch and other archeological sources to examine the dual battleground and trade hub nature of the area between the Hudson River and Cape Cod between the 16th and 18th Centuries.
To read more about the award and the books that received it, read an article on the New York Times here.

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