The Trial of Peter Zenger


Author: John Peter Zenger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781258783198
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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


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, ...
Author: John Peter Zenger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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The Printer's Trial

The Case of John Peter Zenger and the Fight for a Free Press
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,
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
Author: Livingston Rutherfurd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Early printed books
Page: 275
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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


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°

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


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 (1734) and the Freedom of the Press


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Freedom of the press
Page: 59
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A brief narrative of the case and trial of John Peter Zenger

printer of the New York weekly journal
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
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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New York Burning

Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
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.

Revolutionary Dissent

How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech
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


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°

In the Hands of the People

The Trial Jury's Origins, Triumphs, Troubles, and Future in American Democracy
Author: William L. Dwyer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429973293
Category: Law
Page: 256
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In a passionate warning that is not only well-reasoned, as becomes a renowned former trial lawyer and present federal judge, but is also a compelling and entertaining read, William L. Dwyer defies those who would abolish our jury system and hand over its power to judges or to panels of "experts." He aims, by making his readers aware of what should be done, to help us save what he calls "America's most democratic institution." In an overview of litigation's universe, Dwyer goes back several centuries to describe the often terrifying ways our ancestors arrived at verdicts of guilt or innocence. Tracing the evolution of our present-day system, he gives us excerpts from the actual records of such trials as that of young William Penn, arrested for preaching Quaker beliefs in public; the Salem witch trials; and the landmark civil rights trial of 18th century newspaper publisher John Peter Zenger, whose attorney was the original "Philadelphia lawyer." Along with these famous courtroom episodes are many never before described in print, all of them infused with the drama that gives life to the law. Dwyer's language is clear and engaging - a pleasant surprise for readers apprehensive about legal gobbledygook. He has a store of courtroom "war stories," some inspiring, some alarming, many enlivened by gleams of the author's wry humor. Underlying that humor, however, is the judge's fear that the jury system is endangered by neglect and misunderstanding, and could be lost without the public being aware of what is happening. The book shows that despite much adverse publicity, the American jury still works capably, at times brilliantly, when given a fair chance by the legal professionals who run trials. Consequently, the author deals with what has gone wrong with American litigation, the controversy over the jury's competence and integrity, and trial and pretrial reforms that must be made to save trial by jury and reshape American litigation in the twenty-first century.

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


Author: Richard Kluger
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393245470
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 1192
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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.

Protecting the Best Men

An Interpretive History of the Law of Libel
Author: Norman L. Rosenberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780807842904
Category: Law
Page: 380
View: 2637
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Protecting the Best Men: An Interpretive History of the Law of Libel