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:

Playing God with Human DNA

The Post’s early coverage of Watson and Crick's extraordinary discovery shows that, even then, there were concerns about the dangers of manipulating DNA—the basic building... More

Margaret Thatcher
Pre-Prime Minister Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher left an impact on British politics and society—evident even before she became Britain’s first woman prime minister.... More

U.S. Postal Service Saturday Evening Post Cover
No More Saturday Mail?

The U.S. Postal Service has had its ups and downs before. One thing's for certain: we're not changing our name.... More

Groundhog Day: Behind the Burrow

Don't trust the weather predictions of this hibernating marmot. According to a classic Post article, the critter is a surly, hoggish nuisance, and possibly the... More

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