Peter McCandless was born in Scotland. His family immigrated to Chicago in 1952. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Modern British and African History from the University of Wisconsin in 1974. He taught history at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina from 1974 until 2008. He won the College’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1985, was named a Governor’s Distinguished Professor in 1998, and Distinguished Professor of History at the College in 2002. He loves tennis, hiking, music, art, and complaining.


My works

Slavery, Disease, and Suffering in ...

Now published.

Moonlight, Magnolias, and Madness

Insanity in South Carolina from the Colonial Period to the Progressive Era

The Loyalist

In progress...

South Carolina Encylopedia

Published by University of South Carolina Press