Peter Silver

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Peter Silver (born New Haven, Connecticut) is an early American historian.


He was raised in Richmond, Indiana. He graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, and from Yale University, with an MA and Ph.D. in 2001. He taught at Princeton University, where he held the Richard Allen Lester University Preceptorship.[1] He teaches at Rutgers University.[2][3]

He lives with his wife and daughter, spending holidays near Southwest Harbor, Maine.[4]



  • Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America. New York: W. W. Norton & Co. 2007. ISBN 978-0-393-06248-9. 
  • A Rotten Colossus: Spanish and British America in the War of Jenkins's Ear.


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