Allport, Gordon W. The Nature of Prejudice. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1979. A classic work on the topic.
Bone, Robert. The Negro Novel in America. Rev. ed. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1965. An authoritative, critical study considered by many as an essential guide to the African American novel.
D’Souza, Dinesh. The End of Racism: Principles for a Multiracial Society. New York: Free Press, 1995. A controversial best-seller about what to do to end racism.
Gayle, Addison, Jr., ed. The Black Aesthetic. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1972. Defines the goals to which black artists should aspire.
Hoffman, Daniel, ed. Harvard Guide to Contemporary American Writing. Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1979. A critical survey of American writing since the end of World War II, with chapters on black literature and on Jewish literature.
Kazin, Alfred. Bright Book of Life: American Novelists and Storytellers from Hemingway to Mailer. Boston: Little, Brown, 1973. A critical study of American fiction by a leading American writer and critic.
Rose, Peter I. They and We: Racial and Ethnic Relations in the United States. New York: Random House, 1990. A leading work by a leading scholar.