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The Resource Indelible ink : the trials of John Peter Zenger and the birth of America's free press, Richard Kluger

Indelible ink : the trials of John Peter Zenger and the birth of America's free press, Richard Kluger

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Indelible ink : the trials of John Peter Zenger and the birth of America's free press
Title
Indelible ink
Title remainder
the trials of John Peter Zenger and the birth of America's free press
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Richard Kluger
Title variation
Trials of John Peter Zenger and the birth of America's free press
Title variation remainder
the trials of John Peter Zenger and the birth of Americas free press
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1733, struggling printer John Peter Zenger scandalized colonial New York by launching the New-York Weekly Journal, which assailed the British governor as corrupt and arrogant -- a direct challenge to the prevailing law against "seditious libel", which criminalized any criticism of the government. Fronting for a group of powerful antiroyalist politicians, Zenger was jailed for nine months before his landmark trial in August 1735, when he was brilliantly defended by Philadelphia lawyer Alexander Hamilton. In this book, Richard Kluger recreates this dramatic clash that marked the birth of press freedom in America and its role in vanquishing colonial tyranny. Here is an enduring lesson that redounds to this day on the vital importance of free public expression as the underpinning of democracy. --
Summary
The story of the battle to legalize free expression in America describes the strict censorship throughout colonization and the efforts of New York printer John Peter Zenger to avoid imprisonment for criticizing a corrupt politician
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from author's website
Biography type
individual biography
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10528305
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 686.2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z232.Z5
LC item number
K58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the trials of John Peter Zenger and the birth of America's free press
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Indelible ink : the trials of John Peter Zenger and the birth of America's free press, Richard Kluger
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OverDrive eBook
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preamble: the essential liberty -- Author's note on style -- A perilous trade -- Stormy Petrel -- Power plays -- Bending the rule of law -- Battle lines -- A superlative monster arises -- An end to generous pity -- Whiffs of Torquemada -- Philadelphia lawyer -- Indelible ink -- Epilogue: the uses of whistleblowers
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780393245479
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
Stock number
652BB3B6-E325-4E4C-A65A-73A01F6A5587
System control number
(OCoLC)958826184
Label
Indelible ink : the trials of John Peter Zenger and the birth of America's free press, Richard Kluger
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preamble: the essential liberty -- Author's note on style -- A perilous trade -- Stormy Petrel -- Power plays -- Bending the rule of law -- Battle lines -- A superlative monster arises -- An end to generous pity -- Whiffs of Torquemada -- Philadelphia lawyer -- Indelible ink -- Epilogue: the uses of whistleblowers
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393245479
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
652BB3B6-E325-4E4C-A65A-73A01F6A5587
System control number
(OCoLC)958826184
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