Compare & Contrast Redemption by John Gardner

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1940s: Many families live on farms, providing food and dairy products for the nation. Farmers were excused from the draft because they were essential to the health of the nation.

1990s: Fewer and fewer families live on farms. Instead, most agriculture is conducted by largescale industrial farms.

1940s: Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. In addition, many children who work on family farms suffer injury or death.

1990s: While fewer children work on farms, the occupation is still a dangerous one. Injuries still occur to children working on their family farms.

1940s: World War II draws to a close and veterans return home. Many attend college on the GI Bill. Women who have been filling factory jobs during the war are encouraged to return home to make room for returning soldiers.

1990s: American soldiers are called up to fight in the...

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