A Brief Narrative of the Case and Tryal of John Peter Zenger

A Brief Narrative of the Case and Tryal of John Peter Zenger : With Related Documents

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A Brief Narrative of the Case and Tryal of John Peter Zenger is one of the most significant publications of colonial America and represents a major turning point in the history of freedom of the press and the political development of colonial America and the early republic. The book, published by Zenger in 1736, recounts his 1735 trial on charges of seditious libel and contains groundbreaking arguments by Zenger's attorney, Andrew Hamilton. In this volume -- which reprints the text of the Narrative as well as other contemporary documents, including excerpts from Zenger's newspaper -- Paul Finkelman provides a thorough and lively overview of the issues, events, and political intrigue surrounding the Zenger trial and offers a broad perspective on the trial's long-term impact. Finkelman's introduction and headnotes to the documents provide historical context and analysis, which make the documents accessible to students. Other useful pedagogical aids include a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 153 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • BEDFORD BOOKS
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0312474431
  • 9780312474430
  • 2,030,165

About Professor Paul Finkelman

Paul Finkelman (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy and Senior Fellow in the Government Law Center at Albany Law School. His many books include Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court (2008) and A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States (2002), which he co-authored; The Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (2006) and The Encyclopedia of the New American Nation (2006), which he edited; and Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson (2001). For the Bedford Series in History and Culture he edited Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Brief History with Documents (1997) and Defending Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Old South: A Brief History with Documents (2003). Finkelman has also published numerous scholarly articles on American legal history and civil rights, and he lectures frequently on these subjects."show more

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