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 [email protected]

Posts by Jeff Nilsson:

Bargaining With The Flood

By the time floodwaters are inches from the top of a levee, residents must start making hard choices. But even the decision to move the More

The World Comes to an End. Again.

Was there ever a planet so destruction-prone as Earth? Prophets have continually announced the imminent end of the world throughout history. But in 1881, it More

Living Memory and The Last Doughboy

America lost a significant portion of its living memory on February 24, when Frank Buckles died. Mr. Buckles, who had recently celebrated his 110th birthday, More

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