David J. Silverman is the author of This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving. Published by Bloomsbury USA, in advance of the 400th anniversary of the Plymouth landing, it is a look at the Plymouth colony’s founding events, told for the first time with Wampanoag people at the heart of the story.
A professor in the department of history at George Washington University, David 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.
His new book, an account of systemic racism against Indigenous people in the 400-year history of race in America, will be published by Bloomsbury.