Book cover of Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad by Matthew Delmontby Matthew F. Delmont

• A New York Times Notable Book
• A Best Book of the Year from 
TIMEPublishers WeeklyBooklistWashington Independent Review of Books, and more!

The definitive history of World War II from the African American perspective, written by civil rights expert and Dartmouth history professor Matthew Delmont

“Matthew F. Delmont’s book is filled with compelling narratives that outline with nuance, rigor, and complexity how Black Americans fought for this country abroad while simultaneously fighting for their rights here in the​ United States. Half American belongs firmly within the canon of indispensable World War II books.”
—Clint Smith, #1 
New York Times bestselling author of How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

Interview with the Author

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Ep. 92 Matthew Delmont, “Half Ameican”
12/13/22           65 min

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Friday Morning Coffee: Matthew F. Delmont, Author of Half American
11/11/22           37 min

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Matthew Delmont, “Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad” (Viking, 2022)
11/2/22          41 min

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African Americans in WW2
11/10/22           37 min

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Matthew F. Delmont on Black Americans fighting for ‘double victory’ in WWII
11/15/22          30 min

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The Double Victory Campaign: Over 1 Million Black Americans Enlisted in WW2 To Fight Fascism Abroad and Win Equality at Home
12/22/22             41 min

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