Blackstone's Commentaries: With Notes of Reference, to the Constitution and Laws, of the Federal Government of the United States; and of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coverage: 5 v. Philadelphia: William Young Birch and Abraham Small, 1803
Additional Information: The first extended treatment of the subject, Tucker's Blackstone is a key resource for understanding how Americans viewed English common law in the years following the adoption of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It has been cited in numerous cases by the Supreme Court in an attempt to discern the "original intent" of the Constitution. A monumental work of continuing relevance.