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BRIEF NARRATIVE OF THE CASE AND TRIAL OF JOHN PETER ZENGER, PRINTER OF THE NEW YORK WEEKLY JOURNAL

Zenger, John Peter; Alexander, James; Katz, Stanley Nider


Item #: 1391

Pages: 250p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 1972.

Subjects: CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, COMMUNICATIONS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

The 1736 edition of the trial narrative is reproduced inthis edition along with Finkelman's scholarly introductionthat explains the legal significance of Zenger's case.Zenger was tried for seditious libel and his 1735 acquittalis generally regarded as the first major victory for freedomof the press in the American colonies.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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