Upsets ahoy! It was another bad day for top seeds in Junto March Madness, three out of the four more highly-seeded books losing out at the Elite Eight stage. Find out who’s still standing after the jump!
Rebecca Goetz’s Twitter campaigning has served her well, as has Brett Rushforth’s; Goetz defeated Richter, and Rushforth beat Morgan. Jarvis enjoyed a decisive win over Gordon-Reed, and Holton had the leg up on Breen. In the final four, what will happen when our two Twitter users take to the interwebs against each other? Will Jarvis continue his impressive streak? Or will Holton prove too unruly?
Over 500 of you cast votes for this round! Voting on the Final Four will open Monday the 31st. Please join in the discussion, either in the comment thread or on Twitter, using the hashtag #JMM14. And don’t forget to come back on Monday to decide who will battle it out for the crown of early Americanist nerd-dom!
BRACKET ONE [transnational/religion]
4. Daniel Richter, Facing East From Indian Country: A Native History of Early America 43%
lost to 6. Rebecca Anne Goetz, The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race 57%
BRACKET TWO [race/Native American/gender]
2. Brett Rushforth, Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France 54% def.
12. Jennifer Morgan, Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery 46%
BRACKET THREE [race/slavery]
2. Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family 38%
lost to 13. Michael Jarvis, In The Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783 62%
BRACKET FOUR [political]
8. Woody Holton, Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution 56% def.
2. T.H. Breen, The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence 44%
FINAL FOUR MATCHUPS
6. Rebecca Anne Goetz, The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race vs. 2. Brett Rushforth, Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France
13. Michael Jarvis, In The Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783 vs. 8. Woody Holton, Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution