Critical Linking: July 10, 2015

Since Atlanta, she had looked out the dining-car window with a delight almost physical.

First chapter of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchmen is up for preview!

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The characters in Pride and Prejudice constantly exclaim over Mr. Darcy’s $10,000 pounds a year, but how rich is that exactly? In 2013, The Telegraph calculated that adjusting for financial changes, a decent estimate might be 12 million pounds, or $18.7 million U.S. dollars a year.

Not all new information, but these 10 things you may not know about Pride and Prejudice are interesting.

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New social studies textbooks planned for use in Texas public schools this year are under fire for the way they depict slavery, the Civil War and racial segregation. According to a report in the Washington Post, the books downplay slavery as a cause of the Civil War and “barely address” segregation in the Jim Crow-era South.

Great granny gracious, Texas. Get it together.

 

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