The New-York Weekly Journal

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Title

The New-York Weekly Journal

Publisher

Printed by J. P. Zenger.

Date

November 5–12, 1733

Coverage

New York

Subject

Volume 1, numbers 2

Description

The first uniquely “American” periodical, published by John Peter Zenger, was The New-York Weekly Journal, which touted the importance of the freedom of the press (seen here in a remarkable opening essay). Zenger suffered prosecution and imprisonment as a consequence of his valiant fight to defend his principles.