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[Reading] ➭ Indelible Ink ➵ Richard Kluger – Viagraonl1ne.us

Indelible Ink The Liberty Of Written And Spoken Expression Has Been Fixed In The Firmament Of American Social Values Since Our Nation S Beginning The Government Of The United States Was The First To Legalize Free Speech And A Free Press As Fundamental Human Rights But When The British Began Colonizing The New World, Strict Censorship Was The Iron Rule Of The Realm Any Words, True Or False, That Were Thought To Disparage The Government Were Prejudged As A Criminally Subversive And Duly Punishable Threat To Law, Order, And The Peace Of The Kingdom Even After Parliament Lifted Licensing Requirements For All Printed Material Late In The Seventeenth Century, Publishers Did Not Escape The Crown S Strict Scrutiny And Prosecution If They Dared Criticize Their Rulers.So In 1733, When A Small Newspaper, The New York Weekly Journal, Printed Scathing Articles That Assailed And Mocked The New British Governor, William Cosby, As Corrupt And Abusive Of His Power, Colonial New York Was Scandalized But Hardly Displeased The Paper S Publisher, A Previously Impoverished Print Shop Owner Named John Peter Zenger, With A Wife And Six Children To Feed, In Fact Had No Hand In His Paper S Vitriolic Content He Was Only The Front Man For Codby S Two Most Impassioned Adversaries, New York Supreme Court Chief Justice Lewis Morris And His Collaborator James Alexander, A Shrewd And Highly Successful Attorney.While Morris And Alexander, With Fame And Fortune To Lose If Convicted For Seditiously Libeling The Colony S Royal Governor, Bankrolled The Paper But Remained In The Shadows, Zenger Became The Venture S Courageous Fall Guy As Cosby Brought The Full Force Of His High Office Down Upon The Journal And Its Publisher Jailed For The Better Part Of A Year, Zenger Faced A Jury In New York S City Hall On August 4, 1735, A Court Proceeding Matched In Importance During The Colonial Period Only By The Salem Witch Trials.In Indelible Ink, Social Historian Richard Kluger Re Creates In Rich And Engaging Detail The Dramatic Clash Of Powerful Antagonists That Marked The Beginning Of Press Freedom In America And Its Role In Vanquishing Colonial Tyranny Here Is An Enduring Lesson That Redounds To This Day On The Vital Importance Of Free Public Expression As The Underpinning Of True Democracy And The Key To An Informed Electorate.

[Reading] ➭ Indelible Ink  ➵ Richard Kluger – Viagraonl1ne.us
  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Indelible Ink
  • Richard Kluger
  • 22 December 2017
  • 0393245462

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➭ Indelible Ink ➵ Richard Kluger – Viagraonl1ne.us


  1. says:

    Disclaimer I received an Advance Reading Copy from the publisher via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for this review As both a history teacher and advocate for free speech, I thoroughly enjoyed this book Using primary sources and critical analysis of secondary sources, Kluger s fills his narrative with plot and intrigue worthy of a fantasy kingdom or the English monarchs of several hundred years ago In addition, his analysis of the importance of Zenger both to his time and our present day Disclaimer I received an Advance Reading Copy from the publisher via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for this review As both a history teacher and advocate for free speech, I thoroughly enjoyed this book Using primary sources and critical analysis of secondary sources, Kluger s fills his narrative with plot and intrigue worthy of a fantasy kingdom or the English monarchs of several hundred yea...


  2. says:

    Indelible Ink the trials of John Peter Zenger and the birth of America s Free Press, by Richard Kluger Norton, 2016 Finally, Zenger and his New York Weekly Journal in the much larger context of the Province of New York in the early to mid 18th century So little is actually known about Zenger, one among severa...


  3. says:

    Because of my journalism background, I was excited about this book Sadly, I found it difficult to get through There were so many characters and so much background information that I found it difficult and confusing to follow the narrative To be fair, I listened to the audiobook and it was spread out over several months, but I think I would likely have had the same challenge if I had read the hard copy book in a shorter amount of time There were parts that were interesting and I did learn a l Because of my journalism background, I was excited about this book Sadly, I found it difficult to get through There were so many characters and so much background information that I found it difficult and confusing to follow the narrative To be fair, I listened to the audiobook and it was spread out over several months, but I think I would likely have had the same challenge if I had read the hard copy book in a shorter amount of time There were parts tha...


  4. says:

    this is a very well done book about freedom of the press in Colonial America Focused on trial of John Peter Zenger and the challenges Much to think about in our current political discourse.


  5. says:

    Great Timely.


  6. says:

    We take for granted the fact that we can voice our opinions about our elected and appointed leaders whenever and wherever we want We expect a free press to keep us informed and to hold our government accountable for its actions or inactions It wasn t always so The book opens with a discussion of today s news media, but quickly moves to the historical topic I would not be surprised if Indelible Ink becomes required reading in several departments of most colleges and universities This book We take for granted the fact that we can voice our opinions about our elected and appointed leaders whenever and wherever we want We expect a free press to keep us informed and to hold our government accountable for its actions or ...


  7. says:

    In History class we read a couples sentences about John Zenger trail and freedom of the press,so when Goodreads gave this book away, I enter and won, giving me the opportunity to learnabout John Zenger and the trail.The one problem with this book for me was a overload of informatio...


  8. says:

    From my review at The Los Angeles Review of Books Zenger s trial does not unfold until the final chapter But Kluger writes with such vivid detail and brisk pacing that the rather tortuous history that leads there is packed with drama Read the whole review here


  9. says:

    This book was rather slow going in parts, and there s definitely a lot of backstory that is necessary but doesn t always feel like it Still, this was an interesting account of the times of Zenger s paper and the history of press freedom in America.


  10. says:

    review to come

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