The West Indies

United States, 1958

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Episode of Series “Geography of the Americas”.
Discusses the varied population, terrain, resources and opportunities for economic growth of the West Indies, modern trends toward industry, and traditions of large plantations and small farms raising a large variety of semi-tropical crops.


production company

Coronet Instructional Films



Production places
United States
Production dates

Appears in

Geography of the Americas

Group of items

Geography of the Americas


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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Economic aspects

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Crops and soils

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farming

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Plantations

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Geography

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → West Indies

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Vegetation and climate

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Agriculture - Economic aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Population

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Geography

Places → West Indies

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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