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South America : people and places

Author: Joseph Mastro; Jim Alchediak; Benchmark Films.; North Carolina State University.
Publisher: Briarcliff Manor, NY : Benchmark Media, ©1996.
Series: World geography and history series.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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The mixture of peoples and cultures in South America are predominantly descendants of South Americans, native Indians, European colonials and African slave laborers. After the original Spanish conquerors, successive waves of ethnic Europeans tended to settle in particular regions; for example, Italians in Argentina; Germans and Swiss in Southern Brazil. The dominant European Catholicism is blended with elements of  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Mastro; Jim Alchediak; Benchmark Films.; North Carolina State University.
OCLC Number: 40555232
Description: 1 videocassette (25 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: World geography and history series.
Responsibility: North Carolina State University ; produced by Joseph Mastro ; written and directed by Jim Alchediak.

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The mixture of peoples and cultures in South America are predominantly descendants of South Americans, native Indians, European colonials and African slave laborers. After the original Spanish conquerors, successive waves of ethnic Europeans tended to settle in particular regions; for example, Italians in Argentina; Germans and Swiss in Southern Brazil. The dominant European Catholicism is blended with elements of West African religious ritual. The climate and terrain are enormously varied and allow for the production of correspondingly varied products. Economic development has created many major modern cities, but at the expense of grave environmental problems.

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