The brackets have been compiled, the notes have been consulted. More importantly, you have had all weekend to consider the match-ups. Now all we wait for is your votes to decide who progresses to the next round.
Today, we kick off the competitive side of Junto March Madness by pitting the books from Brackets 1 and 2 against each other in the Round of 64. Tomorrow, we’ll go through the same process for Brackets 3 and 4. And then we’ll publish the results, before moving on to Round 2 at the end of the week.
Voting on brackets 1 and 2 closes at midnight EST. We ask that you only vote once for each matchup—we do, however, encourage spreading the word to friends, family, colleagues, pets and all those with a passing interest in early American history.
As with last year, we’re hoping this will provoke lively discussion. So, what do you think? Who are the unstoppable favorites in each bracket? Which books are likely to pull a Cinderella run and maybe get all the way to the coveted Final Four? Remember, our primary goal with all this is to spark discussion. So let us know, either in the comments, or on Twitter using the hashtag #JMM14.
And now for the voting: