"Eliot as a product of America" by Eric Sigg
 (in 'The Cambridge Companion to TS Eliot' edited by AD Moody)

Takes the lid off another lie, that of racial bias, perpetrated against Eliot vis-a-vis 

"the river with its cargo of dead negroes, cows and chicken coops" ('The Dry Salvages')

http://books.google.com/books?id=MyWjtOwCs1sC&pg=PA26&lpg=PA26&dq#v=onepage&q&f=false 

The whole essay makes a fascinating reading, a must-read.

CR