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:

Protecting Animals from Beasts

Post editorials of the 1860s reflect a long campaign for animal rights, which helped establish the ASPCA in New York 144 years ago this month. More

The Wild Heart of Sam Houston

The successes of Sam Houston's life were as remarkable as its failures. Again and again, as Houston saw his fortunes collapse, he looked for solace—retreating More

Longfellow in the Post

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is one of the most American of our poets. We offer some of his poems, which appeared in the Post of the More

Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker in the Post

After being fired from Vanity Fair, Dorothy Parker began freelancing her humor. The Post was one of the magazines that recognized her skills and published More

National Archives
The Eagle That Never Flew

What is the greater challenge to our economy: the ambition of government programs or the cupidity of powerful corporations? More

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The End of Devil Hawker

To celebrate Sherlock Holmes' return to the big screen, we present a classic Post short story written by his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. More

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