David J. Silverman is Professor in the Department of History at George Washington University. He is the author of four books in Native American and colonial American history, with a particular focus on New England.
In fall 2016, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press published Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America. In its review, Publishers Weekly wrote, “Silverman tells this sad and bloody story with verve, making this an essential work for scholars of colonial encounters.”
He is also the author of Ninigret, Sachem of the Niantics and Narragansetts: Diplomacy, War, and the Balance of Power in Seventeenth-Century New England and Indian Country and Red Brethren: The Brothertown and Stockbridge Indians and the Problem of Race in Early America, both published by Cornell University Press. Faith and Boundaries: Colonists, Christianity, and Community among the Wampanoag Indians of Marthaâs Vineyard, 1600-1871, was published by Cambridge University Press.