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The Trial Of Peter Zenger

Author : John Peter Zenger
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Trial In The Supreme Court Of Judicature Of The Province Of New York In 1735 For The Offense Of Printing And Publishing A Libel Against The Government.

The Printer S Trial

Author : Gail Jarrow
ISBN : 1590784324
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Covers the trial of printer John Peter Zenger in New York in 1735 who was charged with libel against the British governor for his political criticisms, a case that led to a precedent that helped inspire the creation of the Bill of Right more than five decades later.

Indelible Ink The Trials Of John Peter Zenger And The Birth Of Americas Free Press

Author : Richard Kluger
ISBN : 9780393245479
Genre : History
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“Vivid storytelling built on exacting research.”—Bill Keller, New York Times Book Review The liberty of expression has been fixed in the firmament of our social values since our nation’s beginning—the United States was the first government to legalize free speech and a free press as fundamental rights. But when the British began colonizing the New World, any words, true or false, thought to disparage the government were judged as criminally subversive. So when in 1733 a small newspaper, the New-York Weekly Journal, printed scathing articles assailing the new British governor, William Cosby, as corrupt and abusive, colonial New York was scandalized. The paper’s publisher, John Peter Zenger — only a front man for Cosby’s adversaries, New York Supreme Court Chief Justice Lewis Morris and the shrewd attorney James Alexander — became the endeavor’s courageous fall guy when Cosby brought the full force of his high office down upon it. Zenger faced a jury on August 4, 1735, in a proceeding matched in importance during the colonial period only by the Salem Witch Trials. In Indelible Ink, acclaimed social historian Richard Kluger re-creates in rich detail this dramatic clash of powerful antagonists that marked the beginning of press freedom in America. Here is an enduring lesson that resounds to this day on the vital importance of free public expression as the underpinning of democracy.

A Brief Narrative Of The Case And Trial Of John Peter Zenger

Author : James Alexander
ISBN : IND:30000007112182
Genre : New-York weekly journal
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The Trial Of John Peter Zenger

Author : John Peter Zenger
ISBN : OXFORD:N11715278
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John Peter Zenger

Author : Livingston Rutherfurd
ISBN : UOM:39015021932861
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A Brief Narrative Of The Case And Tryal Of John Peter Zenger Printer Of The New York Weekly Journal

Author : JOHN PETER. ZENGER
ISBN : 1385160047
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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. This collection reveals the history of English common law and Empire law in a vastly changing world of British expansion. Dominating the legal field is the Commentaries of the Law of England by Sir William Blackstone, which first appeared in 1765. Reference works such as almanacs and catalogues continue to educate us by revealing the day-to-day workings of society. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library W002757 Caption title. As recorded by Andrew Hamilton and edited by James Alexander. Zenger made certain additions before publishing the account in 1736. Cf. Rutherfurd, Livingston. John Peter Zenger, p. 127-128. Imprint from colophon. John and Thomas Fleet printed at the Bible and Heart in 1799. [Boston]: Reprinted and sold [by John and Thomas Fleet] at the Bible and Heart, Cornhill, Boston, MDCCXCIX. [1799]. 48p.; 8°

American Political Trials

Author : Michal R. Belknap
ISBN : 0313286876
Genre : History
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An updated and expanded revision of a popular book published in 1981, American Political Trials examines the role of politicized criminal trials and impeachments in U.S. history from the early colonial era to the late 20th century. Each chapter focuses on a trial representative of a particular era in the American past. The emphasis is on cases that resulted from political persecution, but the book also shows how defendants have exploited the judicial process to advance their political objectives. All of the chapters appearing in the earlier book have been updated. In addition, the volume includes new chapters on the 1637 trial of Anne Hutchinson and the 1989 trial of Lt. Col. Oliver North for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal. The book also includes an updated bibliographical essay.

The Trial Of John Peter Zenger

Author : New York (State). Supreme Court
ISBN : UOM:35112101585760
Genre : Freedom of the press
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A Brief Narrative Of The Case And Tryal Of John Peter Zenger

Author : Paul Finkelman
ISBN : 0312474431
Genre : History
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A Brief Narrative of the Case and Tryal of John Peter Zenger is one of the most significant publications of colonial America and represents a major turning point in the history of freedom of the press and the political development of colonial America and the early republic. The book, published by Zenger in 1736, recounts his 1735 trial on charges of seditious libel and contains groundbreaking arguments by Zenger’s attorney, Andrew Hamilton. In this volume — which reprints the text of the Narrative as well as other contemporary documents, including excerpts from Zenger’s newspaper — Paul Finkelman provides a thorough and lively overview of the issues, events, and political intrigue surrounding the Zenger trial and offers a broad perspective on the trial’s long-term impact. Finkelman’s introduction and headnotes to the documents provide historical context and analysis, which make the documents accessible to students. Other useful pedagogical aids include a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography.

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