Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs To Know

Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs To Know

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Overview


In this forceful manifesto, Hirsch argues that children in the U.S. are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. Includes 5,000 essential facts to know.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780358297048
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 251
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


E.D. Hirsch, Jr. is the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and the author of Cultural Literacy, The First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, and The Core Knowledge Series. Dr. Hirsch is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been a senior fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is president of the Core Knowledge Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to educational reform.


James Trefil, the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University, is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books, including The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy.

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