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. Contact Jeff at j.nilsson@satevepost.org.

Posts by Jeff Nilsson:

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Make Money, Not War

War was obsolete because it wasn’t good for business. That’s what a Post financial reporter said. Too bad Hitler didn’t agree.... More

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Behind Every Successful Dictator…

Celebrity gossip from 1939: When Hitler’s girlfriend moved in after a 10-year courtship, the question on everyone’s mind was “Is Hitler getting married?” ... More

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The Cuban Conundrum

Travel 90 miles south of Florida, 50-100 years into the past: Reports from the war-torn island in 1898, and from Castro's Cuba in 1963.... More

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Bombing America

In a time when suicide bombers were unthinkable, a young journalist analyzed America’s chances of being attacked.... More

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Romancing the Robber

More than 100 years ago, Al Jennings was touted as a gallant, free-spirited hero who happened to be a professional criminal. He was probably none... More

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The Great War: December 12, 1914

In this week’s dispatch from the German lines, Irvin S. Cobb reports on a crude device the French were using and excuses for increased collateral... More

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