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Compton (Images of America: California)

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Compton is a city of myth and misunderstandings. Today, it is known as the city of "hip-hop dreams and gangsta fantasies." Its history, however, is not as well known. Compton was originally part of the Rancho San Pedro Spanish land grant. The area was deeded as a wedding gift, lost in foreclosure, then sold to F.P.F. Temple and F.W. Gibson at a sheriff's sale. Ultimately, ...more
Paperback, 127 pages
Published July 21st 2012 by Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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Robin Friedman
Sep 25, 2016 Robin Friedman rated it it was amazing
This Is Compton

Every place in America has its own history and its many stories. Compton's stories are notorious. Located about ten miles from downtown Los Angeles, Compton has been a violent place, full of gangs, killings, and drug wars and to gangsta rap music. It isn't necessary to look far to discover these aspects of Compton. An introduction might be the rap song and video "This is Compton" by the group Compton's Most Wanted. Revealing video tours of the streets of Compton are accessible on
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