North and South
NORTH.The Hazards were descended from an English fugitive. Now they were caught up in the modern world of invention and industry. They were pioneers of commerce. SOUTH.The Mains had been rich for generations, plantation owners, guardians of a way of life that modern industry threatened to shatter. The eldest sons of these two families meet in the army, and a friendship is formed that links the Hazards and the Mains inextricably in love as well as hatred, in business as well as friendship, until the approaching civil war tears the families apart.