The Blackstonian Causes of the American Revolution

By |2019-04-25T12:02:14-05:00May 2nd, 2013|Categories: American Founding, American Republic|Tags: , |

William Blackstone (1723-1780), the great English jurist, did not cause the American Revolution. Had he not published his Commentaries on the Laws of England in the late 1760s, the American Revolution would have taken place. Blackstone did, however, represent certain trends in the law and in British society that, when combined with the evolving colonial situation [...]