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:

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Huddled Masses Need Not Apply

The arguments for immigration control in this 1907 Post article are remarkably similar to many of the arguments we hear today; only the names have More

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Memories of Mark Twain

In 1900, a Post reporter hunted up the old schoolmates of Mark Twain who recalled their adventures with the young author. More

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