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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 83

24. “A Model Italian Colony in Arkansas,” American Monthly Review of Reviews (September 1906): 361-62.

Brief account of the attempt to re-establish an Italian labor colony at Sunnyside Plantation in Arkansas across the river from Greenville, Mississippi. The following sentences concerning the first attempt to employ Italian workers have been noted. “This experiment was a complete and disastrous failure, many causes contributing. Corbin died, and his heirs withdrew from the enterprise; the country was reeking with malaria, and the leaderless, discouraged Italians died from fever like flies.”