Peter Moore

Peter Moore is Professor of  History at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, where he teaches early American history and specializes in the religious and social history of the colonial south. His first book, World of Toil and Strife: Community Change in Backcountry South Carolina, 1750-1805, explored the impact of the market revolution on the southern backcountry in the late eighteenth-century. He has published a two-volume documentary edition of the diary of Archibald Simpson, an evangelical Presbyterian minister from Glasgow and lowcountry South Carolina, as well as a cultural biography of Simpson entitled Archibald Simpson’s Unpeaceable Kingdom: The Ordeal of Evangelicalism in the Colonial South (2018). His fourth book, Carolina’s Lost Colony: Indians, Scots, and the Transformation of the Colonial Southeast (2023), examines the short-lived Scottish Covenanters’ colony in 17th-century South Carolina. Moore has also published articles on early American religious history, death in the colonial south, allegiance in the American Revolution, Scottish colonization, and the Indigenous people of the early Carolina lowcountry.