Table of contents for The new first dictionary of cultural literacy : what your child needs to know / edited by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. ; associate editors, William G. Rowland, Jr. and Michael Stanford.


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Contents
Maps vi
Preface to the Third Edition vii
To Parents and Teachers ix
To Young Readers: How to Use This Dictionary xii
Pronunciation System xiv
Proverbs 1
Idioms 6
English 12
Literature 18
Mythology 44
Music, Art, and Architecture 54
The Bible 75
Religion and Philosophy 87
United States History to 1865 99
United States History Since 1865 117
Politics and Economics 135
World History to 1600 144
World History Since 1600 158
United States Geography 169
World Geography 187
Mathematics 214
Physical Sciences 228
Earth Sciences and Weather 240
Life Sciences 251
Medicine and the Human Body 261
Technology 276
Illustration Credits 287
Index of Entries 289

Maps
The Original Thirteen Colonies 114
Roman Empire 155
United States 170
Middle Atlantic States 175
The Midwest 177
New England 178
Pacific Coast States 180
Rocky Mountain States 182
The South 184
The Southwest 185
The World 188
Africa 189
Asia and the Middle East 192
Australia and Oceania 193
Europe 198
North America and the West Indies 206
South America 210


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries.