John Peter Zenger and the Fundamental Freedom William Lowell Putnam

ISBN: 9780786493630

Published: April 15th 2014

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193 pages


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John Peter Zenger and the Fundamental Freedom  by  William Lowell Putnam

John Peter Zenger and the Fundamental Freedom by William Lowell Putnam
April 15th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 193 pages | ISBN: 9780786493630 | 10.71 Mb

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 royalMoreIn 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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