Book jacket image for Half American by Matthew F. Delmont

Viking

9781984880390

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Half American

Half American chronicles how Black Americans during World War II had to fight for the right to combat racism abroad because of the racism at home.

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Review of ‘Half American’

World War II is remembered as a conflict between democratic and fascist countries. But during the 1940s, nearly 10% of the residents of the world’s largest democracy were considered second-class citizens because of their race. Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad by Matthew F. Delmont,…

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