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:

The U.S. Supreme Court moved to Washington D.C. in 1800.
Judging the Supreme Court

One hundred years ago, a Saturday Evening Post article questioned the privileges and powers we grant the judicial branch of the U.S. government.... More

The Vast Wasteland

Television programming had never been worse. The quality of TV shows had been declining for years, but now it had reached an intolerable level. The... More

May 25, 1912 — The Foreign
May 25, 1912 — The Foreign

Continued from “The Familiar.” At the same time, there’s a foreign ‘sense’ in the articles and illustrations a century ago. It was an America where... More

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