In Memory of Andrew R. L. Cayton: A Historiographical Essay

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Barton E. Price


Andrew Robert Lee “Drew” Cayton passed away on December 17, 2015. He was an accomplished and respected historian of America in the early national period. He was also known as a leading scholar of midwestern history, having devoted much of his research to the development of Indiana and Ohio through their territorial stages and their early statehood. Cayton, a native of Ohio, taught at a handful of universities, including Ball State University from 1982 to 1990, and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he taught for the subsequent twenty-five years, rising to the rank of University Distinguished Professor. He was an active member of many academic organizations, serving a term as president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.


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Price, B. (2019). In Memory of Andrew R. L. Cayton: A Historiographical Essay. Indiana Magazine of History, 112(4), 385-392. Retrieved from