Junto March Madness 2014: Round Two Results

JMM Logo 2Round Two voting has opened and closed, and although some of the favorites won their round decisively, others lost in surprising upsets.

Over 235 of you voted on the first day of Round Two. Top-seeded Taylor beat Brown’s Foul Bodies–but the margin wasn’t exactly a squeaky-clean one. In facing McConville, Richter enjoyed perhaps the East-iest win. The two biggest upsets were Gould’s powerful win over Brekus, and Goetz sending Jasanoff off into exile. In Bracket Two, The Comanche Empire continued to dominate, and a late rush put Bonds of Alliance well ahead of DuVal’s Native Ground. Triumph proved elusive for Allgor, who lost out to Mapp, and Morgan worked hard for a win over Greer.

On day two, it was a tale of two brackets. Bracket Three went more or less to form, with the top three seeds each progressing through to the Sweet 16, with the only exception being Michael Jarvis continuing an impressive run from a 13 seed. Christopher Brown can feel unfortunate to be out of the tournament, losing the battle of the Browns to Vincent by only two votes. The matchups in Bracket Four were considerably less close, but also included considerably more upsets. The world (or at least the seeding) turned upside down with Woody Holton defeating Joanne Freeman’s Affairs of Honor comfortably; Rosemarie Zagarri and Seth Cotlar both ended up with comfortable victories as well. While the tops seeds have generally fared well in the first three brackets, the political bracket has been a graveyard for some of the most frequently nominated books.

Matchups for Round Three will commence on Monday. I wouldn’t be surprised if Goetz goes for the gold, but given Richter’s impressive run so far my money’s on him if those two have to fight it out. The Mapp-Rushforth matchup should also make for an interesting contest. In Bracket Three, all eyes will be on Rockman vs Jarvis—can a number 13 seed do what has never been done (at least in the NCAA March Madness) and make the Elite Eight? In Bracket Four, will Breen suffer the fate of all the other top seeds, and make an unexpectedly early exit? And will Woody Holton continue a string of resounding victories? Come back on Monday to vote and settle these questions!

ROUND TWO RESULTS

BRACKET ONE [transnational/religion]

1. Alan Taylor, The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies  53%
def. 9. Kathleen Brown, Foul Bodies: Cleanliness in Early America 47%

2. Catherine Brekus, Sarah Osborn’s World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America 43%
lost to 10. Eliga Gould, Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire 57%

3. Maya Jasanoff, Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World 45%
lost to 6. Rebecca Anne Goetz, The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race 55%

4. Daniel Richter, Facing East From Indian Country: A Native History of Early America 76%
def. 5. Brendan McConville, The King’s Three Faces: The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688-1776 34%

BRACKET TWO [race/Native American/gender]

1. Pekka Hämäläinen, The Comanche Empire 61%
def. 8. Linford Fisher, The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America 39%

2. Catherine Allgor, Parlor Politics: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and a Government 45%
lost to 10. Paul Mapp, The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763 55%

3. Brett Rushforth, Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France 61%
def.
 11. Kathleen DuVal, Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent 39%

4. Alan Greer, Mohawk Saint : Catherine Tekakwitha and the Jesuits 40%
lost to 12. Jennifer Morgan, Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery 60%

BRACKET THREE [race/slavery]

1. Seth Rockman, Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore 58%
beat 8. Christina Snyder, Slavery In Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America 42%

2. Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family 55%
beat 7. Walter Johnson, River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom 45%

3. Vincent Brown, The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery 51%
beat 11. Christopher Leslie Brown, Moral Capital: Foundations of British Abolitionism 49%

5. Stephanie E. Smallwood, Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora 45%
lost to 13. Michael Jarvis, In The Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783 55%

BRACKET FOUR [political]

1. Joanne B Freeman, Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic 41%
lost to 8. Woody Holton, Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution 59%

2. T.H. Breen, The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence 66%
beat 10. Francois Furstenberg, In the Name of the Father: Washington’s Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation 34%

3. Max M. Edling, A Revolution In Favor Of Government: Origins of the US Constitution and the Making of the American State 41%
lost to 6. Seth Cotlar, Tom Paine’s America: The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Radicalism Republic 59%

4. Pauline Maier, Ratification: The People Debate The Constitution, 1787-1788 42%
lost to 5. Rosemarie Zagarri, Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic 58%

ROUND THREE MATCHUPS

BRACKET ONE [transnational/religion]

1. Alan Taylor, The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies  vs. 4. Daniel Richter, Facing East From Indian Country: A Native History of Early America

10. Eliga Gould, Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire vs. 6. Rebecca Anne Goetz, The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race 

BRACKET TWO [race/Native American/gender]

1. Pekka Hämäläinen, The Comanche Empire vs. 12. Jennifer Morgan, Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery 

10. Paul Mapp, The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763 vs. 3. Brett Rushforth, Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France 

BRACKET THREE [race/slavery]

1. Seth Rockman, Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore ivs. 13. Michael Jarvis, In The Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783

2. Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family vs. 3. Vincent Brown, The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery

BRACKET FOUR [political]

8. Woody Holton, Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution vs. 5. Rosemarie Zagarri, Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic

2. T.H. Breen, The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence vs. 6. Seth Cotlar, Tom Paine’s America: The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Radicalism Republic

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