University of Michigan Library
Of all the circuit histories, that of the Fourth Circuit is one of the richest in detail. This magnificent history by Professor Peter G. Fish traces the origins of the circuit from the early days of the republic through the middle of the twentieth century. Federal Justice in the Mid-Atlantic South: United States Course from Maryland to the Carolinas is multi-dimensional--documentary, statistical, biographical, and analytical. The principal time frame for the history is 1789-1958 (170 years).