Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

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How was support for the war fanned across the small towns of Illinois?

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At the beginning of Chapter 3, the people who lived in the small towns of Illinois are said to be "bound to the tedium of isolation." They are hungry for contact with the outside world and the opportunity to interact with their neighbors. When speakers promoting war arrived in town, their message was greeted with excitement and enthusiasm by a people anxious to...

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