Book III of North and South. Springtime, 1965. The Civil War is over but there is no peace. The Industrial North has little compassion for the defeated, embittered South. Shackled by occupation, it conspires against the vengeful victor. The wealthy West faces the fury of Indian wars. Everywhere, freedom for blacks is subverted or exploited and public officials foster corruption on an unrivaled scale. This is the background against which the saga of the Mains family of South Carolina and the Hazards of Pennsylvania continues.