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:

Is World War I Relevant?

Writing 100 years ago, a Post reporter describes challenges we still face in coming to terms with war and terror.... More

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

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

Cubans Marching in May Day, 1962
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

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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