Alfred A. Cave

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Alfred A. Cave
Born (1935-02-08) February 8, 1935 (age 83)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Residence Toledo, Ohio
Nationality American
Alma mater Linfield College,
University of Florida
Children 4
Scientific career
Fields History, ethnohistory
Institutions University of Toledo
Thesis The Jacksonian Movement in American Historiography (1961)
Doctoral advisor Arthur W. Thompson[1]

Alfred A. Cave, Ph.D., D. Litt. (born February 8, 1935) is an American professor, historian, and author. He is a Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Toledo, specializing in the ethnohistory of Colonial America, Native Americans, and the Jacksonian era.

His writing primarily focuses on ethnic conflict and accommodation in Colonial America. He is best known for the history, The Pequot War, which The New England Quarterly referred to as the "definitive study" of the war".[2] Cave was recognized as a distinguished teacher at the University of Utah. When he taught at the University of Toledo, he was honored with an Outstanding Research Award from the institution. In 2012, the Ohio Academy of History honored him with the Distinguished Historian Award. In 2015, he was selected to receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Florida.

Personal background[edit]

Alfred Alexander Cave was born on February 8, 1935, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[1] He attended Linfield College, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in 1957.[3] He earned a Master's degree in 1959 and his Ph.D. in 1961 both from the University of Florida.[1]

Academic career[edit]

Cave has taught at four universities: the City College of New York, the University of Utah, the University of Florida and the University of Toledo. He served as the Director of the Honors College and Dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Utah.

From 1973 to 1990, he served as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Toledo. Returning to full-time teaching and research, he served as Professor of History at Toledo until 2007 and is now Professor Emeritus of History. He remains active in research and publication.[4][5]

Honors and awards[edit]

Published works[edit]

Selected articles and case studies
  • Cave, Alfred A. (1964). Jacksonian Democracy and the Historians, University Press of Florida, 86 pages. ISBN 978-0813000442
  • Cave, Alfred A. (1969). American Civilization: A Documentary History, Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 367 pages. ISBN 978-0840300010
  • Cave, Alfred A. (1969). An American Conservative in the Age of Jackson: The Political and Social Thought of Calvin Colton, Texas Christian University Press, 69 pages. ASIN B002KDVD6UU OCLC 13870
  • Cave, Alfred A. (1996). The Pequot War, University of Massachusetts Press, 219 pages. ISBN 978-1558490291
  • Cave, Alfred A. (2004). The French and Indian War, Greenwood Press, 175 pages. ISBN 978-0313321689
  • Cave, Alfred A. (2006). Prophets of the Great Spirit: Native American Revitalization Movements in Eastern North America, University of Nebraska Press, 328 pages. ISBN 978-0803215559
  • Cave, Alfred A. (2013). Lethal Encounters: Englishmen and Indians in Colonial Virginia, University of Nebraska Press, 216 pages. ISBN 978-0803248342
  • Cave, Alfred A. (2014). The Fraudulent Verses: the Death of a Theocracy, (Science Fiction Novel), Amazon Kindle, 203 pages. ASIN B00J810J5EE
  • Cave, Alfred A. (2017). Sharp Knife: Andrew Jackson and the American Indians, Praeger, 341 pages. ISBN 978-1440860393


  1. ^ a b c "The Jacksonian movement in American historiography". Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Eric S. (March 1997). The New England Quarterly, Vol. 70, No. 1, pp 139-141.
  3. ^ Linfield Magazine Staff (2011). "Class Notes", Linfield Magazine, Vol. 8: Issue 1, Article 13
  4. ^ a b c d "The University of Toledo – Alfred A. Cave". Archived from the original on March 7, 2013. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The University of Toledo - Graduate Studies in History". Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  6. ^ "Distinguished University Teaching Award Recipients" (PDF). University of Utah. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  7. ^ "Distinguished Historian Award « The Ohio Academy of History". 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2014-01-14.