The Trial of Peter Zenger

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Author: John Peter Zenger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258783198

Category:

Page: 162

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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.

Indelible Ink: The Trials of John Peter Zenger and the Birth of Americas Free Press

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Author: Richard Kluger

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393245470

Category: History

Page: 352

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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.

The Trial of John Peter Zenger

Of New-York, Printer: who was Charged with Having Printed and Published a Libel Against the Government; and Acquitted. ... To which is Now Added, ... the Trial of Mr. William Owen, Bookseller, ...

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Author: John Peter Zenger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 59

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The Printer's Trial

The Case of John Peter Zenger and the Fight for a Free Press

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Author: Gail Jarrow

Publisher: Calkins Creek Books

ISBN: 9781590784327

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 102

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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.

The Trial of John Peter Zenger, of New-York, Printer

Who Was Charged with Having Printed and Published a Libel Against the Government; And Acquitted. ... to Which Is Now Added, ... the Trial of Mr. William Owen, Bookseller,

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Author: JOHN PETER. ZENGER

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 9781379822264

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Page: 68

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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 T051691 First published in Boston, Mass. in 1738 as 'A brief narrative of the case and tryal of John Peter Zenger'. Also issued as part of: 'Select collection of the most interesting tracts', London, 1766. London: printed for J. Almon, 1765. 59, [1]p.; 8°

John Peter Zenger

His Press, His Trial and a Bibliography of Zenger Imprints

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Author: Livingston Rutherfurd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Early printed books

Page: 275

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A brief narrative of the case and trial of John Peter Zenger

printer of the New York weekly journal

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Author: James Alexander,Stanley Nider Katz,New York (State). Supreme Court

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: New-York weekly journal

Page: 250

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The Trial of John Peter Zenger

Who was Charged with Having Printed and Published a Libel Against the Government and Acquitted : with a Narrative of His Case

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Author: New York (State). Supreme Court,United States. Work Projects Administration

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Freedom of the press

Page: 59

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The Trial of John Peter Zenger, of New-York, Printer; Who Was Tried and Acquitted, for Printing and Publishing a Libel Against the Government.

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Author: John Peter Zenger

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 9781379775294

Category:

Page: 82

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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 T000877 First published in Boston, Mass. in 1738 as 'A brief narrative of the case and tryal of John Peter Zenger'. With an appendix. London: printed for P. Brown, 1752. [4],74, [2]p.; 8°

The Trial of John Peter Zenger, of New-York, Printer; For a Libel Against the Government, on the Fourth of August, MDCCXXXV. Inscribed to the Honorable T. Erskine

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Author: JOHN PETER. ZENGER

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 9781379883432

Category:

Page: 68

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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. Delve into what it was like to live during the eighteenth century by reading the first-hand accounts of everyday people, including city dwellers and farmers, businessmen and bankers, artisans and merchants, artists and their patrons, politicians and their constituents. Original texts make the American, French, and Industrial revolutions vividly contemporary. ++++ 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 N046693 First published in Boston, Mass. in 1738 as 'A brief narrative of the case and tryal of John Peter Zenger'. London: printed for Flexney; Davies; Merril, Cambridge; and Eddowes, Shrewsbury, 1784. [4],64p.; 8°

A Brief Narrative of the Case and Tryal of John Peter Zenger

with Related Documents

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Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9780312474430

Category: History

Page: 208

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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.

Revolutionary Dissent

How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech

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Author: Stephen D. Solomon

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466879394

Category: History

Page: 288

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When members of the founding generation protested against British authority, debated separation, and then ratified the Constitution, they formed the American political character we know today-raucous, intemperate, and often mean-spirited. Revolutionary Dissent brings alive a world of colorful and stormy protests that included effigies, pamphlets, songs, sermons, cartoons, letters and liberty trees. Solomon explores through a series of chronological narratives how Americans of the Revolutionary period employed robust speech against the British and against each other. Uninhibited dissent provided a distinctly American meaning to the First Amendment's guarantees of freedom of speech and press at a time when the legal doctrine inherited from England allowed prosecutions of those who criticized government. Solomon discovers the wellspring in our revolutionary past for today's satirists like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, pundits like Rush Limbaugh and Keith Olbermann, and protests like flag burning and street demonstrations. From the inflammatory engravings of Paul Revere, the political theater of Alexander McDougall, the liberty tree protests of Ebenezer McIntosh and the oratory of Patrick Henry, Solomon shares the stories of the dissenters who created the American idea of the liberty of thought. This is truly a revelatory work on the history of free expression in America.

A Brief Narrative of the Case and Tryal of John Peter Zenger, Printer of the New-York Weekly Journal

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Author: JOHN PETER. ZENGER

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 9781385160046

Category:

Page: 52

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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°

New York Burning

Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan

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Author: Jill Lepore

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307427005

Category: History

Page: 352

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Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Anisfield-Wolf Award Winner In New York Burning, Bancroft Prize-winning historian Jill Lepore recounts these dramatic events of 1741, when ten fires blazed across Manhattan and panicked whites suspecting it to be the work a slave uprising went on a rampage. In the end, thirteen black men were burned at the stake, seventeen were hanged and more than one hundred black men and women were thrown into a dungeon beneath City Hall. Even back in the seventeenth century, the city was a rich mosaic of cultures, communities and colors, with slaves making up a full one-fifth of the population. Exploring the political and social climate of the times, Lepore dramatically shows how, in a city rife with state intrigue and terror, the threat of black rebellion united the white political pluralities in a frenzy of racial fear and violence.

Protecting the Best Men

An Interpretive History of the Law of Libel

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Author: Norman L. Rosenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807842904

Category: Law

Page: 380

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Protecting the Best Men: An Interpretive History of the Law of Libel

American Political Trials

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Author: Michal R. Belknap

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313286872

Category: History

Page: 323

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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.