Washington, D.C. -- A new book explores the history of the early Americas — a story of before and after, defined and divided by the pivotal moment of contact, in 1492, between Europeans and the indigenous cultures of the New World — told through the collection of early American treasures in the Library of Congress.

On the European side, this is a tale of exploration, high-stakes

Avast ye! The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) announced a major find last week: fragments of paper from the wreckage of Queen Anne's Revenge, the flagship of the notorious pirate Blackbeard.

[ITHACA, NY] National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, will host a Sunday, March 18th auction featuring a broad range of rare antique books, as well as pleasing ephemera, coins, currency and artwork. Of particular note are rare first editions of early and modern titles, many of which are signed. Featured are two impressive personal collections, one containing nautical history titles and the