Zenger acquitted of libel (21 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)


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In 1735, Editor John Peter Zenger was acquitted in New York of libelling the British governor by criticizing his conduct in office.

Richert, Lucas Paul. "Zenger acquitted of libel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2009
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5911, accessed 27 October 2016.]