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!


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.


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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