Junto March Madness 2014: Round One Results

JMM Logo 2The first round of Junto March Madness has now concluded, with most of the favorites progressing through to the next round. You can find full results below the jump…

Two of the biggest upsets came in Bracket 2, with Jennifer Morgan’s Laboring Women winning convincingly against Susan Klepp’s Revolutionary Conceptions, and Kathleen DuVal’s The Native Ground beating Peter Silver’s Our Savage Neighbors by the same margin47/53 seems to have been a favorite divide this time around, as Bracket Three 4th seed Trevor Burnard (Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire) also fell to Michael Jarvis’s 13th-seeded In the Eye of All Trade. Christopher Brown’s Moral Capital defeated Eric Foner’s The Fiery Trial by a larger percentage, and in Bracket Four, Francois Furstenberg’s In the Name of the Father decisively triumphed over Michael O’Brien’s Conjectures of Order. A narrower upset in Bracket One was the victory of Eliga Gould’s Among The Powers of the Earth, which narrowly squeaked past Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker in a contest that came right down to the wire. And despite a spirited campaign from John Fea for Was America Founded As A Christian Nation?, Rebecca Anne Goetz’s The Baptism of Virginia ultimately proved too strong.

Meanwhile, Catherine Brekus’s Sarah Osborn’s World advanced as expected, but was run close by Kate Carte Engel in what would have been the biggest upset of the round. Other low seeds that performed well included Fred Anderson’s The Crucible of War, but Pekka Hämäläinen’s Comanche Empire—which had a long run in last year’s tournament—was perhaps predictably too strong. Indeed, Brackets 1 and 2 mostly ran to their expected seedings, with the only upsets coming at the bottom end of each bracket.

Looking ahead to Round Two, Brekus will face off against Gould—will Round 1 prove to have been a blip in Brekus’s form, or signs of a tougher struggle to come? Other intriguing matchups include Hämäläinen facing off against Linford Fisher, whose Indian Great Awakening proved one of the strongest finishers in Round One, and Rushforth vs. DuVal, as their books pursue some of the same themes. The Freeman vs. Holton round should also bring voters out in full force, given how soundly Holton trounced Wood.

Each matchup garnered between 150 and 213 votes; Rockman v. Lyons enjoyed the highest voter turnout. Voting for Round 2 will commence on Thursday (Brackets 1 and 2), and conclude with Brackets 3 and 4 on Friday. In the results below, the winners are indicated by the bold typeface. Matchups for Round 2 are at the very end of the post.

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RESULTS

BRACKET ONE [Transnational/Religion]

1. Alan Taylor, The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies  72%
def. 16 Evan Haefeli, New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty 28%

2. Catherine Brekus, Sarah Osborn’s World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America 52%
def 15. Kate Carte Engel, Religion and Profit: Moravians in Early America 48%

3. Maya Jasanoff, Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World 60%
def. 14. Andrew O’Shaughnessy, The Men Who Lost America: British Command During the Revolutionary War and the Preservation of the Empire 40%

4. Daniel Richter, Facing East From Indian Country: A Native History of Early America 70%
def. 13. Karin Wulf, Not All Wives: Women of Colonial Philadelphia 30%

5. Brendan McConville, The King’s Three Faces: The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688-1776 53%
def 12. Jim Piecuch, Three Peoples, One King: Loyalists, Indians, and Slaves in the American Revolutionary South, 1775-1782 47%

6. Rebecca Anne Goetz, The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race 60%
def. 11. John Fea, Was America Founded as a Christian Nation: A Historical Introduction 40%

7. Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker, The Many-Headed Hydra: The Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic 49%
lost to 10. Eliga Gould, Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire 51%

8. Susan Scott Parrish, American Curiosity: Cultures of Natural History in the Colonial British Atlantic World 38%
lost to 9. Kathleen Brown, Foul Bodies: Cleanliness in Early America 62%

BRACKET TWO [Race/Native American/Gender]

1. Pekka Hämäläinen, The Comanche Empire 55%
def. 16. Fred Anderson, Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766 45%

2. Catherine Allgor, Parlor Politics: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and a Government 59%
def. 15. Kate Haulman, The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America 41%

3. Brett Rushforth, Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France 57%
def. 14. Juliana Barr, Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands 43%

4. Alan Greer, Mohawk Saint : Catherine Tekakwitha and the Jesuits 62%
def. 13. Mary Kelley, Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life in America’s Republic 38%

5. Susan Klepp, Revolutionary Conceptions: Women, Fertility, and Family Limitation in America, 1760-1820 43%
lost to 12. Jennifer Morgan, Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery 57%

6. Peter Silver, Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America 43%
lost to 11. Kathleen DuVal, Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent 57%

7. Anne Hyde, Empires, Nations, Families: A New History of the North American West, 1800-1860 46%
lost to 10. Paul Mapp, The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763 54%

8. Linford Fisher, The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America 70%
def. 9. Edward Andrews, Native Apostles: Black and Indian Missionaries in the British Atlantic World 30%

BRACKET THREE [Race/Slavery]

1. Seth Rockman, Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore 69%
def. 16. Clare A Lyons, Sex Among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender and Power in the Age of Revolution, Philadelphia, 1730-1830 31%

2. Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family  64%
def. 15. Adam Rothman, Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South 36%

3. Vincent Brown, The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery 68%
def. 14. S. Max Edelson, Plantation Enterprise in Colonial South Carolina 32%

4. Trevor Burnard, Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and His Slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican World 47%
lost to
 13. Michael Jarvis, In The Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783 53%

5. Stephanie E. Smallwood, Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora 61%
def. 12. Jon Craig Hammond, Slavery, Freedom, and Expansion in the Early American West 39%

6. Eric Foner, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery 46%
lost to 11. Christopher Leslie Brown, Moral Capital: Foundations of British Abolitionism 54%

7. Walter Johnson, River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom 69%
def. 10. David Waldstreicher, Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery and the American Revolution 31%

8. Christina Snyder, Slavery In Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America 54%
def. 9. Alan Gallay, The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 46%

BRACKET FOUR [Political]

1. Joanne B Freeman, Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic 66%
def. 16. Michael A. McDonnell, The Politics of War: Race, Class and Conflict in Revolutionary Virginia 34%

2. T.H. Breen, The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence 66%
def. 15. Patrick Griffin, American Leviathan: Empire, Nation, and Revolutionary Frontier 34%

3. Max M. Edling, A Revolution In Favor Of Government: Origins of the US Constitution and the Making of the American State 60%
def. 14. Serena Zabin, Dangerous Economies: Status and Commerce in Imperial New York 40%

4. Pauline Maier, Ratification: The People Debate The Constitution, 1787-1788 64%
def. 13. Terry Bouton, Taming Democracy: ‘The People’, The Founders and the Troubled Ending of the American Revolution 36%

5. Rosemarie Zagarri, Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic 67%
def. 12. Holly Brewer, By Birth Or Consent: Children, Law and the Anglo-American Revolution in Authority 33%

6. Seth Cotlar, Tom Paine’s America: The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Radicalism Republic 53%
def. 11. Benjamin H Irvin, Clothed In Robes Of Sovereignty: The Continental Congress and the People Out of Doors 47%

7. Michael O’Brien, Conjectures of Order: Intellectual Life and the American South, 1810-1860 33%
lost to 10. Francois Furstenberg, In the Name of the Father: Washington’s Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation 67%

8. Woody Holton, Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution 71%
def. 9. Gordon S. Wood, Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 29%

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ROUND TWO MATCHUPS

BRACKET ONE [Transnational/Religion]

1. Alan Taylor, The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies  vs. 9. Kathleen Brown, Foul Bodies: Cleanliness in Early America

2. Catherine Brekus, Sarah Osborn’s World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America vs 10. Eliga Gould, Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire

3. Maya Jasanoff, Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World vs 6. Rebecca Anne Goetz, The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race

4. Daniel Richter, Facing East From Indian Country: A Native History of Early America vs 5. Brendan McConville, The King’s Three Faces: The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688-1776

BRACKET TWO [Race/Native American/Gender]

1. Pekka Hämäläinen, The Comanche Empire vs. 8. Linford Fisher, The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America

2. Catherine Allgor, Parlor Politics: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and a Government vs.  10. Paul Mapp, The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763

3. Brett Rushforth, Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France vs. 11. Kathleen DuVal, Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent

4. Alan Greer, Mohawk Saint : Catherine Tekakwitha and the Jesuits vs 12. Jennifer Morgan, Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery

BRACKET THREE [Race/Slavery]

1. Seth Rockman, Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore vs. 8. Christina Snyder, Slavery In Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America

 2. Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family vs. 7. Walter Johnson, River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom

3. Vincent Brown, The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery vs. 11. Christopher Leslie Brown, Moral Capital: Foundations of British Abolitionism 

5. Stephanie E. Smallwood, Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora vs. 13. Michael Jarvis, In The Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783

BRACKET FOUR [Political]

1. Joanne B Freeman, Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic vs. 8. Woody Holton, Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution

2. T.H. Breen, The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence vs. 10. Francois Furstenberg, In the Name of the Father: Washington’s Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation 

3. Max M. Edling, A Revolution In Favor Of Government: Origins of the US Constitution and the Making of the American State vs. 6. Seth Cotlar, Tom Paine’s America: The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Radicalism Republic

4. Pauline Maier, Ratification: The People Debate The Constitution, 1787-1788 vs. 5. Rosemarie Zagarri, Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic 

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Updated brackes are found below. A printable version can be downloaded here.

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