Zenger acquitted of libel

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

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

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Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "Zenger acquitted of libel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2009
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