About: Jeff Nilsson

Jeff Nilsson Jeff Nilsson is the director of Post archives. He is a specialist in American history, with graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, University of New Mexico, and Eastern Michigan University. He writes weekly features for the website. Contact Jeff at j.nilsson@satevepost.org.

Posts by Jeff Nilsson:

Harlem Riot of 1964
How to Police the Police

In response to 1964 Harlem riots, John Lindsay, then mayor of New York, proposed a civilian board that would review complaints against the city’s police.... More

Happy Birthday, Jeeves

This year marks the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest literary duos in Western literature: P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster.... More

Vintage Auto Ads: Cadillac

Long before the Cadillac Motor Company was known for making the luxury cars that embodied American opulence, the company was known for its exceptional engineering.... More

Lessons in Hype from P.T. Barnum

Hyperbole, spin, and image. You think hucksters are bad now? Learn how P.T. Barnum created a media circus that turned a relatively unknown opera singer... More

Vintage Auto Ads: Oldsmobile

See how the Oldsmobile changed. From the company’s beginning to its end, the automaker published ads in The Saturday Evening Post for nearly 100 years.... More

Vintage Auto Ads: Chrysler

From fuselage style to the introduction of the Hemi, Chrysler was an innovator throughout the 20th century. Gorgeous Chrysler car ads from the pages of... More

A Captured General Goes Free

How General Wainwright, WWII American hero held in Japanese POW camp, ended up on the USS Missouri to witness Japan’s surrender. ... More

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