Bunkley, Allison Williams. The Life of Sarmiento. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1952, 566 p.
Examines the life and works of Sarmiento.
Goodrich, Diana S. “From Barbarism to Civilization: Travels of a Latin American Text.” American Literary History 4, no. 3 (fall 1992): 443-63.
Discusses the manner in which Facundo was received and interpreted in the United States and France.
Katra, William H. “Artigas in the Writings of Sarmiento.” In Sarmiento and his Argentina, edited by Joseph T. Criscenti, pp. 143-59. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1993.
Considers Sarmiento's portrayal of José Gervasio Artigas in several works, arguing that Sarmiento put ideological considerations before ethics.
———. “Reading Facundo as Historical Novel.” In The Historical Novel in Latin America, A Symposium, ed. Daniel Balderston, pp. 31-46. Gaithersburg, Md.: Hispamérica and the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 1986.
Places Facundo within the popular nineteenth-century genre of historical fiction.
Morello-Frosch, Marta. “The Opulent Facundo: Sarmiento and Modern Argentine Fiction.” In Sarmiento, Author a Nation, pp. 347-57. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
Conveys the significant role Facundo and Recuerdos de provincia played in the development of contemporary fiction in Argentina.
Rockland, Michael Aaron. “Sarmiento and the United States” and “Sarmiento's Travels.” In Sarmineto's Travels in the United States in 1847, translated by Michael Aaron Rockland, pp. 6-106. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1970.
Provides an overview and analysis of Sarmiento's experiences in the United States and his subsequent writings on the subject.
Vivian, Dorothy Sherman. “The Protagonist in the Works of Sarmiento and Cooper.” Hispania 48, no. 4 (December 1965): 806-10.
Compares the primary protagonists of Sarmiento's Facundo to characters in James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans.
Additional coverage of Sarmiento's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Hispanic Literature Criticism Supplement, Ed. 2; Latin American Writers; World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 1.