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:

Enter the King, Bob Dylan

In the first eight years of his career, Bob Dylan already had five gold records, but he never let that go to his head according... More

Life After Lincoln

Seven days after Lincoln was shot, an editorial appeared in the Post that reflected the North’s dwindling hope for a quick and merciful reconciliation with... More

Selma and the Fight to Vote

Last year, voter turnout reached an ultimate low. But just 50 years ago Americans were willing to die to get their names on the voter... More

Spies and Refugees

A WWI war correspondent disgusted by his Big Brother experience at a German hotel, leaves for England and witnesses a Belgian refugee’s desperate attempt to... More

Malcolm X in the Post

When the Post released an excerpt from political activist Malcolm X’s autobiography in 1964, readers were shocked.... More

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