Bibliography of Secondary Sources: William Blackstone

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Altschuler, Albert W., From Blackstone to Holmes: The Revolt Against Natural Law, 36 Pepperdine Law Review 491 (2008-2009).

Altschuler, Albert W., Rediscovering Blackstone, 145 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1 (November 1996).

Bader, William D., Some Thoughts on Blackstone, Precedent, and Originalism, 19 Vermont Law Review 5 (1994-1995).

Blackstone, William, Letter From William Blackstone to the Earl of Reading, 32 Harvard Law Review 974 (June 1919).

Burns, Robert P., Blackstone’s Theory of the “Absolute” Rights of Property, 54 University of Cincinnati Law Review 67 (1985).

Cairns, John W., Blackstone, The Ancient Constitution and the Feudal Law, 28(3) The Historical Journal 711 (1985).

Cairns, John W., and Grant Mcleod, Thomas Craig, Sir Martin Wright, and Sir William Blackstone: The English Discovery of Feudalism, 21 Journal of Legal History 54 (2000).

Cook, Douglas H., Sir William Blackstone: A Life and Legacy Set Apart For God’s Work, 13 Regent University Law Review 169 (2000-2001).

Cosgrove, Richard A., Scholars of the Law: English Jurisprudence from Blackstone to Hart (New York University Press, 1996).

Doolittle, I. G., Sir William Blackstone and His “Commentaries on the Laws of England” (1765-9: A Biographical Approach, 3 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 99 (Spring 1983).

Dunne, Gerald T., The American Blackstone, 1963 Washington University Law Quarterly 196.

Fenberg, Matilda, Blame Coke and Blackstone, 34 Women Lawyers Journal 7 (1948).

Heaney, Howell J., The Letters of Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780) in the Hampton L. Carson Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1 American Journal of Legal History 363 (October 1957).

Helmholz, R. H., Natural Law and Human Rights in English Law: From Bracton to Blackstone, 3 Ave Maria Law Review 1 (2005).

Holdsworth, William Searles, Gibbon, Blackstone, and Bentham,  52 Law Quarterly Review 46 (1936).

Holdsworth, William Searle, Sir William Blackstone, 7 Oregon Law Review 155 (1927-1928).

Holdsworth, William Searle, Some Aspects of Blackstone and His Commentaries, 4 Cambridge Law Journal 261 (November 1932).

Jezierski, John V., Parliament or People: James Wilson and Blackstone on the Nature and Location of Sovereignty, 32 Journal of the History of Ideas 95 (January-March 1971).

Lobban, Michael, Blackstone and the Sciences of Law, 30 The Historical Journal 311 (June 1987).

Lockmiller, David A., SIr William Blackstone (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1938).

Lucas, Paul, Blackstone and the Reform of the Legal Profession, 77 The English Historical Review 456 (July 1962).

Lucas, Paul, Ex Parte Sir William Blackstone, “Plagiarist”: A Note on Blackstone and the Natural Law, 7 American Journal of Legal History 142 (1963).

Mersky, Roy M., A Bibliography of Articles on Blackstone, 3 The American Journal of Legal History 78 (1959).

Milsom, S. F. C., The Nature of Blackstone’s Achievement, 1 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 1 (1981).

Montmorency, J. E. G. de, Sir William Blackstone, 17(1/2) Journal of the Society of Comparative Legislation 45 (1917).

Mowat, Herbert M., Sir William Blackstone, 2 Canadian Bar Review 81 (February 1924).

Nolan, Dennis R., Sir William Blackstone and the New American Republic: A Study of Intellectual Impact, 51 New York University Law Review 731 (1976).

Odgers, William Blake, Sir William Blackstone, 27 Yale Law Journal 599 (March 1918).

Orth, John V., SIr William Blackstone: Hero of the Common Law, 66 American Bar Association Journal 155 (1980).

Prest, Wilfrid R., Antipodean Blackstone: The “Commentaries” ‘Down Under,’ 6 Flinders Journal of Law Reform 151 (2002).

Prest, Wilfrid R., Blackstone as Architect: Constructing the “Commentaries,” 15 Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities 103 (2003).

Prest, Wilfrid R., Law For Historians: William Blackstone on Wives, Colonies and Slaves, 11 Legal History 105 (2007).

Prest, Wilfrid R., William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Prest, Wilfrid R., William Blackstone and the Historians, 56(7) History Today 44 (2006).

Schorr, David B., How Blackstone Became a Blackstonian, 10 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 103 (January 2009).

Stern, Craig A., A Mistake of Natural Law: Sir William Blackstone and the Anglican Way, 4 University of Bologna Law Review — (2019?)

Stourzh, Gerald, William Blackstone: Teacher of Revolution, 15 Jahrbuch fuer Amerikastudien 184 (1970).

Warden, Lewis Christopher, Life of Blackstone (1938).

Williamson, Chilton, American Suffrage and Sir William Blackstone, 68 Political Suffrage 552 (December 1953).