Junto March Madness Round 2 Results

JMM15There were some close races this time around–a fact which bodes well for the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight voting next week. Results and match-ups for the next round follow after the jump.

In Bracket One, Frederick Douglass upset de Tocqueville, and Lincoln’s win determined that ladies would no longer be remembered (Sarah Josepha Hale probably saw that one coming), at least in the first bracket. In Bracket Two Jacobs beat Northup, winning it back for the ladies for the time being. I’m still kind of bummed that Mary Rowlandson lost, but she’ll complain enough for the two of us before she goes and steals a kid’s dinner. Bracket Three contained a few surprises. Martha Ballard beat out the slave ship Brookes, and the Joseph Smith Papers blew away the Revere engraving. Finally, in Bracket Four, Vaughan beat Williams, and Graham crackers are still alive and kicking!

BRACKET ONE: Political History

1. Thomas Paine, Common Sense 88%
beat 9. William Maclay’s Diary, 1789-1791 12%

2. The Declaration of Independence 59%
beat 7. The Constitution 41%

3. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America 33%
lost to vs. 11. Frederick Douglass, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” 67%

4. Abigail Adams’s “Remember the Ladies” Letter 46%
lost to 5. Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address 54%

BRACKET TWO: Slavery, Captivity, and Bonded Labor

1. Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 84%
beat 8. Richard Freethorn’s 1623 Letter 16%

15. Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl 70%
beat 7. Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave 30%

3. Toussaint Louverture, “Colonial Constitution of Saint Domingue” 51%
beat 11. Diary of William Byrd of VA 49%

4. David Walker, Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World 52%
beat 5. Mary Rowlandson, The Sovereignty and Goodness of God 48%

BRACKET THREE: U.S. History Superstars

1. Stowage of the British Slave Ship Brookes Under the Regulated Slave Trade Act of 1788 47%
lost to 9. Martha Ballard’s Diary 53%

2. Paul Revere’s Engraving of the Boston Massacre 44%
lost to 10 The Joseph Smith Papers 56%

3. Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin 72%
beat 6. The “Stamp Act Repeal’d” Teapot 28%

4. Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” 70%
beat 5. Joseph Plumb Martin, A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier 30%

BRACKET FOUR: Not Rush Limbaugh’s American History

16. Roger Williams, Key Into the Languages of America 41%
lost to 8. Alden T. Vaughan, ed., Early American Indian Documents, Treaties, and Laws, 1607-1789 59%

2. 1721 Catawba Map 56%
beat 7. Miguel Leon-Portilla, ed., The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico (Beacon Press, 2006) 46%

3. Thomas Hariot, A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia 54%
beat Barry O’Connell, ed., A Son of the Forest and Other Writings by William Apess, a Pequot (UMass, 1992) 46%

13. Graham Crackers 72%
beat 5. Generic Names for the Country and People of the United States (1803) 28%

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SWEET SIXTEEN VOTING COMING UP NEXT

BRACKET ONE: Political History

1. Thomas Paine, Common Sense vs. 5 Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address

2. The Declaration of Independence vs. 11. Frederick Douglass, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

BRACKET TWO: Slavery, Captivity, and Bonded Labor

1. Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass vs. 4. David Walker, Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World 

15. Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl vs. 3. Toussaint Louverture, “Colonial Constitution of Saint Domingue”

BRACKET THREE: U.S. History Superstars

9. Martha Ballard’s Diary vs. 4. Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”

10. The Joseph Smith Papers vs. 3. Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

BRACKET FOUR: Not Rush Limbaugh’s American History

8. Alden T. Vaughan, ed., Early American Indian Documents, Treaties, and Laws, 1607-1789 vs. 13. Graham Crackers

2. 1721 Catawba Map vs. 3. Thomas Hariot, A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia

I don’t think we could have planned it any better than Douglass going up against the Declaration of Independence, and I have basically no predictions for Bracket Two–they look like they’ll be close. The Joseph Smith Papers, which have done very well, are going to have a tough job against Franklin’s Autobiography. And predictably, I’m still rooting for the Graham crackers.

Voting on Round 3 begins Monday.

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