Dealing with the expert!
The first stanza of this brings to mind the movie Like Water for Chocolate! The clever use of broken English gives authenticity.
Servian Popular Poetry (1827)
Interesting to see what was being taught then in Bible Studies in the US, and the methods. There is some keenness to link religion and science. Have things changed?
In the wake of the American Civil War, the fate of African Americans had to be decided. A lot of Gutenberg literature released recently centres on this traumatic period of US history.
Memoirs of Gen. William T. Sherman, Complete (1885)
by William T. Sherman
The Native Americans were also locked in a fierce struggle for their lives and livelihood in the mid-1850s. Tales abound of the battles and skirmishes that took place. We are reminded that the US Army doesn't hesitate to engage their opponents (terrorists, no doubt, in today's parlance), across national borders.
Making the best of things. The final sentence which has become a mantra for all subsequent US Governments, is ominous if not totally prophetic.
Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete (1885)
by Ulysses S. Grant
Has anything changed? Really?
The Great Conspiracy, Complete (1886)
by John Alexander Logan