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:

Ben Franklin reading a book
Ben Franklin Used Fake News

The term “fake news” may be new, but the concept isn’t. Politicians have long been the perpetrators — and the victims — of phony information. More

Impeachment ticket
A Quick Guide to Impeachment

On the anniversary of Andrew Johnson’s impeachment in 1868, the Post offers a brief guide to what impeachment is and how it works.  More

Protest
Let’s Forget the First Amendment

Since the election, protests have risen sharply, as have efforts to quell them. This 1967 Post editorial shows there are many parallels between then and More

Edith Wharton: War Reporter?

Many would be surprised to find out that the author who was best known for writing about America’s privileged classes not only worked tirelessly to More

The Gossips
Psst! Wanna Hear a Secret?

Have you heard the story behind Norman Rockwell's illustration, The Gossips? Rumor has it that after it appeared on the cover of The Post, his More

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