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978-0-7864-0370-7 / 9780786403707

John Peter Zenger and the Fundamental Freedom

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Publisher:McFarland & Company

Language:English

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In 1733, John Paul Zenger began to print the New York Journal, the newspaper that was to change Zengers life and the direction of journalism in colonial America. The material published in the Journal so incensed Sir William Cosby, the royal governor, that Zenger was arrested for seditious libel. Zengers case was taken on by Andrew Hamilton, the foremost lawyer in the colonies, and after several months in prison the printer was found innocent. The case became a landmark of journalistic freedom, establishing that truth was the ultimate defense against charges of slander or libel, and was both emblem and incitement of Americas belief in a free press. This work traces Zengers life, the development of what was to become the U.S. Constitutions First Amendment freedom in the colonies, and its subsequent evolution on both sides of the Atlantic.

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