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Childen of Perdition: Melungeons and the Struggle of Mixed America by Tim Hashaw

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"Children of Perdition" was the name given to Americans of mixed race. This book documents histories of mixed-race peoples starting in 1619 and continuing to the present day.  It explores not only the way they were persecuted and prosecuted and violently attached, but also the ways they responded to the racism of mainstream America.