By Robert J. Robertson
During Queen Victoria's reign, many working-class immigrants got here to the United States. due to their shared language, Anglo ethnicity, and familiarity with English-based customs, those immigrants swiftly combined into American lifestyles. John W. Leonard and J. W. L. "Will" Johnson have been such Englishmen; they got here to Beaumont, Texas, in 1869, assimilated quick, and have become "invisible immigrants."
residing in Beaumont for nearly fifteen years, Johnson and Leonard carved out careers as lecturers, legal professionals, and newspapermen. Johnson operated a college, edited the Neches Valley News, and helped manage the East Texas River and Harbor development organization. Leonard confirmed the Beaumont Enterprise and based the town's first Episcopal congregation. either grew to become seriously thinking about Reconstruction politics, adopting the racial and political attitudes of conservative white Texans. As fledgling Democrats, they labored to rebuild the celebration, defeat the Republicans, and thereby "redeem" the state.
In Her Majesty's Texans, Robert J. Robertson provides a desirable tale, recounting not just Johnson's and Leonard's enterprise and political careers, but in addition their own lives. longing for adventures within the new land, unhappy at being faraway from domestic, hungry for cash and place, and longing for the affection of Texas girls, those younger English Texans performed not easy on the video games of existence, profitable a few and wasting others.