The History Place is a private, independent, Internet-only publication
based in the Boston area that is not affiliated with any political group
or organization. The Web site presents a fact-based, common sense approach
in the presentation of the history of humanity, with great care given
The site was founded and is owned and published by Philip Gavin, who
has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern University and
a Master of Science degree from Boston University. Except where noted,
the articles and text appearing throughout The History Place Web site
were written by Mr. Gavin.
The History Place (where noted) also includes materials from other
writers. Some, such as those listed in Points of View, have PhDs in
their fields of study, and in a few cases, are well known celebrities.
Other writers, such as Michael Tougias, may not necessarily have an
advanced degree, but have proven knowledge resulting from extensive
research on a particular historical topic.
The History Place is advertiser supported, although Mr. Gavin has chosen
to keep over fifty percent of the Web site commercial free. Mr. Gavin
established The History Place on July 4, 1996, utilizing the wonderful
technology of the newly emerging World Wide Web to communicate the history
of humanity to a global audience.
The History Place contains many examples of man's inhumanity to man
as well as notable examples of humans rising to the occasion to fight
tyranny and preserve freedom, and overall, reaffirms, in the words of
the American Declaration of Independence, that all human beings have
"certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty,
and the pursuit of Happiness."