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:

U.S. Capitol Building
Can Democracy Survive?

A crossroads election the left the country deeply divided, where some are even doubting that the democratic system could hold. America has asked these... More

Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony, Illegal Voter

Susan B. Anthony wound up in front of a federal judge for illegally voting in the 1872 election. The Post’s response to her actions, and... More

Gis listening to the radio
The Heroes of Hacksaw Ridge

Desmond Doss, subject of the motion picture “Hacksaw Ridge,” was a member of the 77th Division during World War II. Find out how this group... More

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