Andrew Cayton

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Andrew R. L. Cayton
Nationality American
Fields History
Institutions Miami (Ohio)
Ball State
Alma mater Brown
University of Virginia
Doctoral advisor Gordon S. Wood

Andrew R. L. Cayton is a scholar of early American history and Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University in Ohio. He was born at Cincinnati in 1954.

Cayton received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown in 1981, working under the direction of Gordon Wood. He has been called the "premier modern historian of the American Midwest" and is also well known for his work on British North America.[1] In 2011-2012, he served as President for the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic. Cayton is currently working with Fred Anderson on Imperial America, 1672-1764, a volume in the The Oxford History of the United States series.[2][3] He also regularly reviews books for the New York Times.


Love in the Time of Revolution, UNC Press, 2013.

The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000, with Fred Anderson, Viking, 2005.

Ohio: The History of a People, The Ohio State University Press, 2002.

Contact Points: American Frontiers from the Mohawk Valley to the Mississpi, edited with Fredrika J. Teute, UNC Press, 1998.

Frontier Indiana: A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier, Indiana University Press, 1998

The Midwest and the Nation: Rethinking the History of an American Region, with Peter S. Onuf, Indiana University Press, 1990.

The Frontier Republic: Ideology and Politics in the Ohio Country, 1780-1825, Kent State University Press, 1986.


  1. ^ Gordon S. Wood, Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early American Republic, 1789-1815, (2009), 745.
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