Christopher C. Boyle

Christopher C. Boyle

Teaching Associate

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Professor Boyle grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley, and in 1990 began taking classes at Coastal.  Upon graduating from Coastal, Mr. Boyle attended Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina where he earned his Master's of the Arts degree in American History.  His master's thesis was entitled, “The Social Organizations and Leisurely Activities of the Georgetown Rice Planters: 1840-1861."   Boyle is the author of several minor publications, as well as the well-received “Mansfield Plantation: A Legacy on The Black River” which was published by the History Press in 2014. In 2017, he published, "The Road to Secession in Antebellum Georgetown and Horry Districts" by the History Press, and in 2022 he published "Lowcountry Agricultural and Convivial Societies: Where Planters Came Together in Antebellum Georgetown, South Carolina," which with the McFarland Press.  Professor Boyle lives in Loris, South Carolina with his wife D’Andrea.


MA in American History from Winthrop University, May 1996

BA in History from Coastal Carolina, May 1993

A.A.S. from SUNY Dutchess Community College, May 1990

Teaching Areas

American History

Research Areas

South Carolina Lowcountry Plantation Studies

Antebellum American Social and Reform Movements