Last Century’s Colors

An interesting review of Werner Soller’s book An Anthology of Interracial Literature: Black-White Contacts in the Old World and the New by Emily Eakin in the NY Times. The book includes some interesting historical tidbits, like the pamphlet on miscegenation put out by Democratic journalists in a failed bid to stop the reelection of Abraham Lincoln, or the complete text of Ourika, a novel about a Senegalese woman experiencing racism in 19th century France. But Soller’s book also mentionsl literary works that celebrated interracial relationships.