Robert Middlekauff

Robert L. Middlekauff (born 1929) is a professor emeritus of colonial and early United States history at UC Berkeley.[1]

In 1983, Middlekauff became the President of Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, until 1987.[2]

In 1987, Middlekauff became a professor at UC Berkeley.[3]

Middlekauff is best known for The Glorious Cause, a history of the American Revolutionary War. He was the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History in 1996-7.


  • Ancients and Axioms: Secondary Education in Eighteenth-Century New England (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1963).
  • The Mathers: Three Generations of Puritan Intellectuals, 1596-1728, winner of the Bancroft Prize. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971) reprinted in paperback (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999).
  • The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982, paperback ed., 1986) (Revised and Expanded Edition, 2005, ISBN 978-0-19-516247-9).
  • Benjamin Franklin and His Enemies (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996; paperback ed., 1998).


  1. ^ "Robert L. Middlekauff". Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "Expanding the Fellowship". April 19, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  3. ^ "Skotheim to Direct Huntington Complex". January 30, 1988. Retrieved August 3, 2020.

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