Related Library of Congress Exhibitions

Gallery Talks

Arthur Dunkelman, Curator of the Jay I. Kislak Collection, will lead gallery talks on the exhibition.

  • June 15, 2005 at 12:00 noon - Native Traditions
  • June 22, 2005 at 12:00 noon - Encounters
  • June 29, 2005 at 12:00 noon - Pirates and trans-Atlantic trade

Read More About It

  • Bercht, Fatima, Estrellita Brodsky, John Alan Farmer, and Dicey Taylor, eds. Taíno: Pre-Columbian Art and Culture from the Caribbean. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1997.
  • Bunson, Margaret R. and Stephen M. Bunson. Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesoamerica. New York: Facts on File, 1996.
  • De Vorsey, Louis, Jr. Keys to the Encounter: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of the Age of Discovery. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1992.
  • Defoe, Daniel. A General History of the Pyrates. (First edition, 1724.)London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1974.
  • Fernández-Armesto, Felipe. The Americas. New York: Modern Library, 2003.
  • Hébert, John R., ed. 1492: An Ongoing Voyage. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1992.
  • Honour, Hugh. The New Golden Land: European Images Of America From The Discoveries To The Present Time. New York: Pantheon Books, 1975.
  • Miller, Mary Ellen and Karl Taube.The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya: An Illustrated Dictionary of Mesoamerican Religion. London: Thames and Hudson, 1993.
  • Miller, Mary Ellen. The Art of Mesoamerica from Olmec to Aztec. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996.
  • Morison, Samuel Eliot. Admiral Of The Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1942.
  • Pagden, Anthony. Lords of All the World: Ideologies of Empire in Spain, Britain, and France, 1492-1830. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.
  • Schwartz, Seymour I and Ralph E. Ehrenberg. The Mapping Of America. Secaucus: Wellfleet Press, 2001.
  • Thomas, Hugh, Conquest: Montezuma, Cortés, and the Fall of Old Mexico. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995.
  • Thomas, Hugh. Rivers of Gold:The Rise of the Spanish Empire from Columbus to Magellan. New York: Random House, 2004.
  • Viola, Herman J. Seeds of Change: A Quincentennial Commemoration. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.
  • National Gallery of Art. Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.
  • Williams, Eric. From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969. New York: Vintage Books, 1984.

For Young Readers

  • Bateman, Penny. Great Civilizations: Aztecs and Incas, A.D. 1300-1532. New York: Franklin Watts, 1988.
  • Braman, Arlette N. Secrets of Ancient Cultures: The Maya. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2003.
  • Hakim, Joy. A History of US: The First Americans. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. Signet Classics, 1998.