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:

War, Work, and Women

Life on the home front offered many American women rare work experience, and an unexpected education.... More

Family Life in Wartime

A mother of three details the nearly overwhelming task of keeping her family well-fed and healthy on $2,000 a year.... More

Royal Deceiver

Of the many varieties of impostors, none gets more credulity more quickly than the fake aristocrat. Harry Prince-Michael-Romanoff Gerguson was one of the most successful.... More

The Common Wealth of Oil

Critics called for oil conservation, but they could barely be heard above the noise of a booming oil industry.... More

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