It started off with 64… now only 2 remain. It’s the day you’ve been waiting for—the time when the ultimate champion of Junto March Madness will be decided. Strong challengers have fallen by the wayside; now your votes will decide who walks away with the fame, fortune and accolades for being recognized as the best early American history book since 2000. Final Four results, and the final poll, all after the jump!
In the Final Four, the overarching theme of this year’s tournament continued, in that original seedings played little role in determining the outcome of the semifinals. Both lower seeds won their matchup by a handy margin, leaving Rebecca Goetz’s The Baptism of Early Virginia and Michael Jarvis’s In The Eye of All Trade the last two title remaining. Voter turnout remained high, with well over 400 votes recorded in both matchups.
What are your thoughts on the final bout, and the tournament as a whole? Let us know, either in the comments or on Twitter, using the hashtag #JMM14, As ever, voting closes tonight, at midnight EDT. Happy voting!
6. Rebecca Anne Goetz, The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race vs. 13. Michael Jarvis, In The Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783
FINAL FOUR RESULTS
6. Rebecca Anne Goetz, The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race 58%
def. 2. Brett Rushforth, Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France 42%
13. Michael Jarvis, In The Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783 57%
def 8. Woody Holton, Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution 43%