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John Peter Zenger and the fundamental freedom

Author: William Lowell Putnam
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Peter Zenger was arrested for publishing disparaging remarks about the governor of colonial New York in his newspaper. His subsequent trial defense proved essential for the "freedom of the press" inclusion in the Bill of Rights' First Amendment. Putnam explores the articles in question and their import to colonial government, and how the trial impacted the small-press publisher's life, as well as the precedent's  Read more...
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Putnam, William Lowell.
John Peter Zenger and the fundamental freedom.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©1997
(OCoLC)645849818
Named Person: John Peter Zenger; John Peter Zenger; John Peter Zenger
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Lowell Putnam
ISBN: 0786403705 9780786403707
OCLC Number: 36739617
Description: xii, 193 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Young Peter -Zenger's Background and Environment --
2. Reinventing Journalism --
Zenger's Writers and the First News Events --
3. The Evolution of Free Speech --
Free Speech from Socrates to 1734 --
4. The Evolution of Related Freedoms --
Thought and Religion --
5. Colonial Newspapers --
The Early Print Media of America --
6. Setting the Stage --
Events Leading Up to the Trial of August 1735 --
7. Trial Preliminaries --
8. Jury Selection and Opening Arguments --
9. Pleading the Negative --
10. Pleading the Truth --
11. Acquittal --
12. The Fallout --
Establishment of Truth as a Defense --
13. Subsequent Events --
Zenger's Subsequent Example --
14. Frank Herbert Simonds (1878-1936)-A Visionary Journalist in the Zenger Mold --
15. Final Fruition --
Evolution of American freedom of the press. Foreword / Paul Sweitzer --
I. Young Peter --
Zenger's Background and Environment --
II. Reinventing Journalism --
Zenger's Writers and the First News Events --
III. The Evolution of Free Speech --
Free Speech from Socrates to 1734 --
IV. The Evolution of Related Freedoms --
Thought and Religion --
V. Colonial Newspapers --
The Early Print Media of America --
VI. Setting the Stage --
Events Leading Up to the Trial of August 1735 --
VII. Trial Preliminaries --
VIII. Jury Selection and Operating Arguments --
IX. Pleading the Negative --
X. Pleading the Truth --
XI. Acquittal --
XII. The Fallout --
Establishment of Truth as a Defense --
XIII. Subsequent Events --
Zenger's Subsequent Example.
Responsibility: William Lowell Putnam ; with a foreword by Paul Sweitzer.

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This work traces Zenger's life, the development of what was to become the US Constitution's First Amendment freedom in the colonies, and its subsequent evolution on both sides of the Atlantic.  Read more...

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