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by Indiana University, Bloomington
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A dramatization of the John Peter Zenger case of 1734. After Zenger printed a story about corruption in the New York royal governor's administration, his press was destroyed and he was arrested. Alexander Hamilton, Zenger's counsel, successfully defended him and established the precedent of freedom of the press. From the Cavalcade of America series Summary Adapted from the 1953 Cavalcade of America TV program. Portrays the libel trial of John Peter Zenger, colonial publisher who dared to...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Zenger, John Peter, 1697-1746, Trials (Seditious libel), Freedom of...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation