About: Jeff Nilsson

Jeff Nilsson Jeff Nilsson is the director of Post archives and a website editor. 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 our website's weekly Retrospective feature, and is directing the program of digitally converting the magazine's 190 years of issues.

Posts by Jeff Nilsson:

Living With Less In America

Amid all the belt-tightening of his holiday season, take comfort in the fact that you can but more than 4 gallons of gasoline this week. ... More

The Plight of the Censor

Working as a state film censor, Helen Tingley knew the real trouble with movies wasn't immorality. It was the stupidity.... More

Making The Movies Behave

When Hollywood refused to tone down the violence and sex in movies, Americans began censoring them — and learned how difficult the job could be. ... More

Conformity: The Ladies’ Model

Conformity weighed most heavily on women in the late 1950s. The list of social expectations that seemed to grow continually, yet offer no new... More

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