The Spanish conquest of the new world

United States, 1954

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Covering the period from 1500 to 1550, this film surveys the explorations of Cortez, Pizarro, Balboa, De Soto and others, in California and South America. Stresses the contributions made by the Spanish to the western hemisphere - the use of horses and firearms to help subdue native Indians, the establishment of the Christian religion, the introduction of Spanish architecture in palaces, missions and cathedrals.

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Coronet Instructional Films



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Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → America - Discovery and exploration

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Anthropology

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Explorers

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indians of South America

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Pizarro, Francisco, ca. 1475-1541

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Religion and culture


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Religion and culture

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social influence

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → America - Discovery and exploration

History → Anthropology

History → California - History

History → Explorers

History → History

History → Pizarro, Francisco, ca. 1475-1541

History → South America - History

History → Spain - History

People → Pizarro, Francisco, ca. 1475-1541

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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