James David Nichols is an Assistant Professor of History at CUNY Queensborough Community College.
He received a BA in History and a BA in Art from Northern Illinois University (1998) an MA (2006) and a PhD (2012) in History from StonyBrook University. His research specialties include the history of race, labor and borderlands. He is currently working on a monograph that traces the history of runaway slaves, peons and fugitive Indians in Texas and Northern Mexico during the 19th Century.
Courses taught: The Growth of American Civilization, Latin American History, the History of the U.S.-Mexican Border
"The Line of Liberty: Runaway Slaves and Fugitive Peons in the Texas-Mexico Borderlands" (Western Historical Quarterly, Winter 2013)