Thomas Jr. Dixon Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Cook, Raymond Allen. Fire from the Flint: The Amazing Careers of Thomas Dixon. Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair, 1968, 255 p.

Biography of Dixon with extensive bibliography, footnotes, and photographs.


Coulter, E. Merton. The South during Reconstruction, 1865-1877. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1947.

Examines the effects of Reconstruction during Dixon's boyhood.

Griggs, Sutton E. The Hindered Hand: or the Reign of the Repressionist. Nashville, Tenn.: Orion Publishing Company, 1905.

Fictional attack by a noted African American author on Dixon's treatment of African Americans.

Inscoe, John C. “The Clansman on Stage and Screen: North Carolina Reacts.” North Carolina Historical Review 1987 (April 1964): 139-61.

A case study of reactions among North Carolinian audiences to The Clansman and Birth of a Nation.

Michaels, Walter Benn. Our America: Nativism, Modernism, and Pluralism. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1995, 186 p.

Includes a historical look at the influence of Dixon's works on American attitudes.

Nelson, Richard. “The Southern Family Romance of Thomas Dixon, Jr., and W. J. Cash.” In Aesthetic Frontiers: The Machiavellian Tradition and the Southern Imagination, pp. 116-268. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1990.

A study of two very different authors' responses to the Southern romance genre.

Roberts, Samuel K. “Kelly Miller and Thomas Dixon, Jr. on Blacks in American Civilization.” Phylon 41 (June 1980): 202-09.

Outlines the differing rationales of Dixon and his African American critic Kelly Miller regarding race relations.

Whinery, Charles C. “The Clansman.Current Literature 38 (February 1905): 153-60.

Early review of Dixon's novel The Clansman.

Additional coverage of Dixon's life and career is contained in the following source published by Thomson Gale: Twentieth-Century Romance and Historical Writers.