Minstrels of days gone by lived their lives, traveled the highways and byways, sang their songs, died and were forgotten. So, too often, were the songs they sang, simple, singable songs that came from the people and belonged to them. Happily for the survival of the homely, story-telling songs of the U. S., Carl Sandburg, modern minstrel, has changed the order of things. For years he has trekked from one end of the U. S. to the other, reading the rugged poems that have made his name, poems of smoke and steel and...

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