Nisha Rathode

Alfred A Cave

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Nationality  American
Children  4
Name  Alfred Cave

Role  Professor
Spouse  Mary Koslovsky
Fields  History, Ethnohistory
Alfred A. Cave httpswwwutoledoedullsshistoryimagesCavepng
Born  February 8, 1935 (age 80) Albuquerque, New Mexico (1935-02-08)
Thesis  The Jacksonian Movement in American Historiography (1961)
Residence  Toledo, Ohio, United States
Alma mater  Linfield College, University of Florida
Books  The Pequot War, Prophets of the great spirit, The French and Indian war, Lethal Encounters: Englishm, Jacksonian democracy and the hi

Doctoral advisor  Arthur W. Thompson
Institutions  University of Toledo

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". 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

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

Academic career

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.

Honors and awards

  • Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Utah – 1967
  • 1990, Salford University awarded him with an honorary Doctorate of Letters.
  • 1997, Outstanding Research Award, University of Toledo
  • 2012, Distinguished Historian Award, Ohio Academy of History
  • 2015, Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Florida.
  • Published works

    Selected articles and case studies
  • Cave, Alfred A. (Summer 1991). "Thomas More and the New World". Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned with British Studies. The North American Conference on British Studies. 23 (2): 209–229. doi:10.2307/4050603. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  • Cave, Alfred A. (July 1992). "Who Killed John Stone? A Note on the Origins of the Pequot War". William and Mary Quarterly. Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. 49 (3): 509–521. doi:10.2307/2947109. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  • Cave, Alfred A. (October 1992). "Indian Shamans and English Witches in Seventeenth-Century New England". Essex Institute Historical Collections. 128: 239–254. 
  • Cave, Alfred A. (Summer 1995). "The Failure of the Shawnee Prophet's Witch-Hunt". Ethnohistory. American Society for Ethnohistory. 42 (3): 445–475. doi:10.2307/483214. 
  • Cave, Alfred A. (December 1995). "Why Was the Sagadahoc Colony Abandoned? An Evaluation of Evidence". The New England Quarterly. The New England Quarterly, Inc. 68 (4): 625–640. doi:10.2307/365878. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  • Cave, Alfred A. (Winter 2002). "The Shawnee Prophet, Tecumseh, and Tippecanoe: A Case Study of Historical Myth-Making". Journal of the Early Republic. University of Pennsylvania Press. 22 (4): 637–673. doi:10.2307/3124761. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  • Cave, Alfred A.; and Dan Stone (ed.) (2008). "Genocide in the Americas", The Historiography of Genocide, Palgrave Macmillan, pp 273–295. ISBN 978-1403992192
  • Cave, Alfred A. (Winter–Spring 2013). "The Origins of Genocide against Native Americans: Virginia in the Seventeenth Century". Global Dialogue. Centre for World Dialogue. 15 (1). Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  • Books
  • 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
  • References

    Alfred A. Cave Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Jeremy Messersmith
    Nathaniel Dorsky