Zenger, John Peter
July 28, 1746
New York, New York
Printer and journalist, pioneer of freedom of the press
" . . . They answered by Thomas Bunt, their Foreman, Not Guilty. Upon wh...
A Brief Narrative of the Case and Tryal of John Peter Zenger
Reprinted in Eyewitness to America
Published in 1997
". . . .Men who injure and oppress the people under their administration provok...
John Peter Zenger (1697-1746), American printer, was selected to print a weekly newspaper by a faction of influential men opposed to a governor of New York. Zenger was charged with libel and acquitted...
John Peter Zenger, printer, was born in Germany and immigrated to New York at the age of thirteen with his parents, his younger brother and sister, and a large group of Palatine Germans. His father di...
The arrest and trial of John Peter Zenger on charges of seditious libel brought about no judicial reform, for it set no legal precedent. The political factions involved won no lasting victories. But Z...