In 1912, the Co-operative Land and Title Company set out to build a model farming community near the center of California. For one hundred years, this unincorporated community has been home to Russian and Italian immigrants and African American and Hispanic farm workers. This book chronicles many of the changes during the community's first century.
Michael Eissinger is currently completing his Ph.D. in World Cultures at the University of California, Merced. Over the course of the past several years he has taught History, Ethnic Studies, Anthropology and Sociology classes at UC Merced; California State University, Fresno; Fresno City College; Willow International College Center/Clovis Community College; West Hills Community College, Lemoore; Merced College; and several campuses of Chapman/Brandman University.