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The Printer's Trial: The Case of John Peter Zenger and the Fight for a Free Press

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Book Description
Original documents and primary sources tell of the trial that helped establish freedom of the press in the United States. The foundation was laid on an August day in 1735 in colonial New York. In a hot, crowded courtroom, a jury found printer John Peter Zenger innocent of the charge of seditious libel against the British royal governor. Combining narrative with voices from primary sources, the boo... More
Book Information
PublisherCalkins Creek Books
BindingHardcover (3 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages102
ISBN-101590784324
ISBN-13978-1590784327
Publication Date10/01/2006
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About (Author) : Gail Jarrow (www.gailjarrow.com) writes nonfiction books and novels for children and young adults. Her books have earned YALSA Award Nominations for Excellence in Nonfiction, an Orbis Pictus recommend... more
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