THE DELTA ITALIANS, by Paul Canonici published in 2002, now in its third printing, contains the history and family stories of Italians recruited for cotton plantations of the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta at the end of the 1800s and early 1900s. THE DELTA ITALIANS, Vol. II due off the press in early February, 2014 is a supplement to the first book, but it includes family stories of other Italian immigrants in the Delta. A special feature of the book is the inclusion of Sicilian Italian stories.
The book is hardback with dust Jacket, 290 pages and contains 443 pictures. The price is $50.00.
Also available are Paul Canonici’s three earlier books: The Delta Italians, Vol. I, So Italian and La Befana, the Italian Christmas legend.