Tim Sheehan

Historian, Writer

Herstory and History Articles by Tim

Big Lips, Hot Legs, Explosive Tempers, and Going Solo:

A Comparison of The Ike and Tina Turner Revue and The Rolling Stones

Tina Turner’s and Mick Jagger’s paths crossed at various times during their musical careers. Both respected the onstage presence each possessed during shows. This work narrates the paths taken by The Rolling Stones and the Ike and Tina Turner Revue, offering a comparison of the two bands. It also examines the solo careers of Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. All were questioned about their commitment to their former bandmates. What was it like to be in the Ike and Tina Turner Revue? What is it like to be a member of The Rolling Stones? Did Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards manage to create successful solo careers?


Eleanor Roosevelt’s High Expectations Regarding Madame Chiang Kai-shek

The relationship between two powerful women of World War II

Eleanor Roosevelt and Madame Chiang Kai-shek greatly influenced their husbands during World War II, a time when men still held a firm grasp on society. Eleanor Roosevelt had high expectations regarding Madame Chiang. What were the expectations? Why didn’t Madame Chiang meet these expectations?


Old-Time Rock ‘n’ Roll:

How The 1980s Embraced 1950s and 1960s Oldies Music

Although a sound progression occurred between 1979 and 1991, eighties music had periods of nostalgia, especially towards rock ‘n’ roll music of the 1950s and 1960s. Baby boomers clung to the sounds of their youth and introduced those sounds to a new generation.


Woodrow Wilson and Poland’s Independence

A Sovereign Poland vs. A United Wartime America

During World War I, United States President Woodrow Wilson supported Polish independence. Yet Wilson also was a practical politician. Many other ethnic groups in America wanted their native lands to be recognized as sovereign nations. If one nation received recognition, then others would demand the same, or would be bitter towards the President. How did President Wilson handle the domestic and international issues involved with Poland’s Independence?


Works about Judith McGuire’s Diary of a Southern Refugee During the War

Judith Walker McGuire wholeheartedly supported the Confederacy during the Civil War. She made various patriotic contributions to the war effort as noted in her Diary of a Southern Refugee During the War. What were the contributions McGuire made during the war? Did such activities comply with gender roles of Southern society? How did wartime economics prevent McGuire from becoming the ideal Confederate female patriot? How do Civil War and women’s history scholars regard Judith McGuire’s Diary of a Southern Refugee During the War? What sources overshadow Diary of a Southern Refugee During the War?

These works are studies of women’s history. They are not meant to celebrate the Confederacy. I view Confederacy supporters, past and present, as traitors to the United States of America and to humanity.


About This Site

Image of Captain William Smith House, at Minuteman National Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts

Photo: Captain William Smith House, at Minuteman National Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts, taken by the author, August 2017.

I created this website in 2006 to share various papers I have authored. This site has not been peer-reviewed. All are for your review. Should you find that I have made any mistakes, please feel free to contact me via e-mail. I assure you that I have made every effort to properly cite my sources.

Most of the history content on this site first appeared from 2006 through 2015 on historynut.info (link goes to saved versions on The Internet Archive Wayback Machine). From 2016 to 2018, my works were hosted on timthehistorynut.com (another link to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine). In October 2018, I decided to rebrand, and created timsheehan.info.


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