Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fritz, American Sovereigns, now in paperback & eBook

To follow up on Dan's post noting Christian Fritz's leadership of an Institute for Constitutional Studies summer workshop, LHB readers will be interested to know that Fritz's book, American Sovereigns: The People and America's Constitutional Tradition Before the Civil War, has just been released in paperback by Cambridge University Press. I complained about the book's pricing for the hardback when it was released, but the paperback makes it quite affordable. You can also download an eBook version at the CUP website -- but the pricing on this version ($64 USD) remains at an unfortunate level. I've only seen eBooks at $50 or more for works that are not available in print. So you are unlikely to be able to assign the green version in class, but now more legal historians will be able to assign (and purchase for themselves) the paperback.
John Dinan
, Department of Political Science, Wake Forest University found the book "painstakingly researched and richly rewarding," in a review on H-Law.