Part I: Borders and Nations

IN 1865, the South won the Civil War. The United States, though defeated, abolishes slavery. The Confederate States continue on in their way of life.

IN 1914, World War I erupts. The Union joins the fight. The Confederacy does not.

IN 1922, a young Confederate student named Thomas Williams crosses the border to attend Harvard University. Thomas makes his way in this new country, and slowly gets sucked into the rebel underground of the abolitionist movement. In this uneasy era, escaped slaves mix with flappers in Northern speakeasies, Confederate and German agents forge an alliance to thwart The League of Nations, and abolitionists sell bootlegged hooch to fund their underground war.

AT PRESENT, the fringe elements of the abolitionist movement have adopted a more extreme counter-slavery approach: young men from the North are infiltrating the South, blowing themselves up in debutante balls, on streetcars, and in picture houses. Panic grips most confederate cities, and some wonder if a new war between the States is soon at hand.