Aella Greene born Chester, MA May 6, 1838 (d. 1902). American journalist and poet; historian of underground railroad. Opposed US imperialism in mock common talk.
“An’ ain’t there work enuff fer them
In Porterrek [Puerto Rico] an’ Kuby? [Cuba]
An’is this lan’ so good that they
Vamoose earoun’ creation
Tew hunt fer foreign tribes to save
From heathen degradation?. . .
Ye know ye grabbed them Fillerpeans [Phillippines]
Tew make yewer kentry bigger.”
(“Springfield Republican”, Dec. 2, 1898, in Liberty Poems, p.46)