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Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)

Overview
Works: 1,289 works in 1,778 publications in 1 language and 235,852 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Maps  Sources  Reference works  Folklore  Juvenile works 
Classifications: E61, 970.1
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Most widely held works by Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
Ancient America by Jonathan Norton Leonard( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 2,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picture and text survey of the cultural and intellectual achievements of American civilizations before Columbus
Américas by Organization of American States( )

in English and held by 2,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The rise and fall of Maya civilization by J. Eric S Thompson( Book )

2 editions published between 1954 and 1966 in English and held by 2,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the emergence of the Maya city states, examines the intellectual achievements and religious practices of the Maya, and presents sketches of daily life
Archaeology : a magazine dealing with the antiquity of the world by Archaeological Institute of America( )

in English and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Official publication of the Archaeological Institute of America
An introduction to American archaeology by Gordon R Willey( Book )

in English and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended to introduce the lay reader and the student to the broad field of American archaeology written in the period from October 1962 to mid-year 1965
Hispaniola : Caribbean chiefdoms in the age of Columbus by Samuel M Wilson( )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1492 Hispaniola was inhabited by the Taino, an Indian group whose ancestors had moved into the Caribbean archipelago from lowland South America. This book examines the early years of the contact period in the Caribbean and reconstructs the social and political organization of the Taino
Horizon( )

in English and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering man's past in the Americas by George E Stuart( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering Man's· Past in the Americas chronicles human development in the Western Hemisphere from Ice Age wanderers to builders of mighty empires that astounded 16th-century Spanish conquistadors. The setting for this absorbing story reaches from Alaska to the tip of South America. With authors George and Gene Stuart and their four children you journey to sites where students patiently brush the dust of millenniums from the bones of mammoths at an ancient hunting camp; you stroll a deserted plaza in the moonlight, and hear echoes answer your call like voices from the past. You peer over the shoulders of archeologists as they glean information from vine-covered temples, dusty caves, burial mounds, and heaps of rubbish then turn to computers for help in filling in the details of a picture from the past. Dazzling works of art in gold, jade, mica, and stone tell of the abilities of ancient artists; the beauty of ritual objects and everyday goods reveals the patience and skill of the craftsmen who made them. Drawings, maps, and nearly 200 photographs take you to places as varied as the Grand Canyon and Aztec temples once reddened with the blood of human sacrifice -- Book jacket
Music in the New World by Charles Hamm( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present book is both a history of music in America and a history of American music
America's first civilization by Michael D Coe( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico by Michael D Coe( Book )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1990 in English and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author gives an account of famous areas in the ancient history of Mexico
Sons of the shaking earth by Eric R Wolf( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Middle America is described as a "history as passionate and unsettled as the volcanic nature of the land." The study concerns not only geography and language of the race, but development of agriculture and of religions
History of the conquest of Mexico, and History of the conquest of Peru by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of Cortes' subjugation of the Aztecs in Mexico and Pizzaro's subjugation of the Incas in Peru
South American mythology by Harold Osborne( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavishly illustrated studies of myths concerning the origin of the world, the creation of man, heroes, and the etiology of tribes, religious rituals and other concerns of the ancient South American people
The island of lost maps : a true story of cartographic crime by Miles Harvey( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Island of Lost Maps" tells the story of a curious crime spree: the theft of scores of valuable, centuries-old maps from some of the most prominent research libraries in the United States and Canada. When all was said and done, Gilbert Joseph Bland, Jr., had become the Al Capone of cartography, the most prolific American map thief in history
Ancient arts of the Americas by G. H. S Bushnell( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon more than a decade spent living and exploring in Latin America, the author discusses the many phases of pre-Columbian art--including painting, sculpture, architecture, pottery, jewelry and textiles--within their historical framework. He focuses first on the civilizations of Mexico and Peru, where pre-Columbian art reached its height. In North America, the West Indies, and Central America, other cultures were creating their own art which, although often overshadowed by the spectacular legacies of Mexico and Peru, is marked by extraordinary manual skill and variety
Life and labor in ancient Mexico; the brief and summary relation of the Lords of New Spain by Alonso de Zurita( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to show how and why the Indians [Native Americans] disappeared in such numbers from the Mexican scene in the midle of the Sixteenth Century at the rate of two to four percent per annum. It serves as a warning of imposing a foreign culture onto the native culture
Handbook of Middle American Indians by Robert Wauchope( Book )

in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.1. Natural environmenta and early cultures. v.2. Archaecology of Southern Mesoamerica, part. 1. v.3. Archacology of Southern Mesoamerica, pt. 2. v.4. Archaeological frontiers and external connections. v.5. Linguistics. v.6. Socal Inthropology. v.7. Ethnology. pt. 1. v.8. Ethnology, pt. 2. v.9. Phisical Anthropology. v.10. Archacology of Northern Mesoamerica. pt. 1. v.11. Archaecology of Northern Mesoamerica. v.12. Guide to Ethnohistorical Sources. pt. 1. v.13. Guide to EthnohistoricalSources, pt. 2. v.14. Guide to Ethnohistorical Sources, pt. 3. v. 15. Guide to Ethnohistorical Sources. pt. 4. v.16. Sources cited and artifacts illustrated, Suppl. 1, Archaelogy
Antiquity by Antiquity Publications Ltd( )

in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes section: Reviews
The blood of kings : dynasty and ritual in Maya art by Linda Schele( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By making full use of the progress in deciphering the Maya hieroglyphic code, this examines the world and minds of the creators of Maya art, including a look at the Maya calendar
 
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Music in the New World
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Music in the New WorldSons of the shaking earthThe island of lost maps : a true story of cartographic crimeThe blood of kings : dynasty and ritual in Maya art