Primary sources

A bibliography of various fiction and non-fiction texts and collections in which the theme of miscegenation (broadly defined) figures prominently, with links to online sources, if available:

Adams, E. C. L. Nigger to Nigger.

Allen, William G. The American prejudice against color. An authentic narrative, showing how easily the nation got into an uproar. Free downloadable copy here.

Alvarez, Julia. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

Amado, Jorge. Tent of Miracles.

“Bolokitten, Oliver.” A Sojourn in the City of Amalgamation in the Year of Our Lord 19–. Online edition here.

Cabrera Infante, Guillermo. Three Trapped Tigers. (scroll down to see this title)

Castillo, Ana. Sapogonia

Chesnutt, Charles W. The House Behind the Cedars

Child, Lydia Maria Child. Hobomok

Cisneros, Sandra. Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories.

Cooper, James Fenimore. The Prairie

Crafts, Hannah. The Bondwoman’s Narrative

Cunha, Euclides da. Rebellion in the Backlands

Díaz del Castillo, Bernal. The Conquest of New Spain.

Dickey, Eric Jerome. Milk in My Coffee

Dixon, Thomas. The Sins of the Father: A Romance of the South.

Erickson, Steve. Arc d’X

Esquivel, Laura. Malinche: A Novel

Faulkner, William. Absalom, Absalom!

—. Go Down, Moses.

—. Light in August.

—. “Mississippi.” A Modern Southern Reader. Ben Forkner and Patrick Samway, S.J., eds. 481-499.

Ferber, Edna. Show Boat

Fuentes, Carlos. Christopher Unborn.

—. The Death of Artemio Cruz.

García Márquez, Gabriel. One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., ed. Three Classic African-American Novels.

Hopkinson, Nalo. The Salt Roads

Johnson, James Weldon. The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man.

Jones, Gayle. Corregidora

Kingston, Maxine Hong. Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book.

Martí, José. “Our America.” Selected Writings. Intro. Roberto González Echevarria, Trans. Esther Allen.

—. “A Remarkable Mexican Painting.” On Art and Literature by José Martí: Critical Writing. Ed. and intro. Philip S. Forner.

McBride, James. The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother

McCarthy, Cormac. Blood Meridian

Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar. Castaways.

—. Naufragios y comentarios.

O’Hearn, Claudine Chiawei, ed. Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural.

Oates, Joyce Carol. Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart

Paz, Octavio. The Labyrinth of Solitude: Life and Thought in Mexico.

Powers, Richard. The Time of Our Singing

Randall, Alice. The Wind Done Gone: A Novel

Reed, Ishmael. Mumbo Jumbo

Senna, Danzy. Caucasia

Smith, Lillian. Strange Fruit

Spencer, Scott. A Ship Made of Paper

Tate, Allen. The Fathers

Updike, John. Brazil

Vasconcelos, José. La raza cósmica.

de la Vega, Garcilaso. Royal Commentaries of the Incas and General History of Peru.

Vizenor, Gerald. The Heirs of Columbus.

Vollmann, William T. Argall: The True Story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith

Whitehead, Colson. The Intuitionist

Wilson, Jeanne. Mulatto (1978)


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