You know what’s totally anticlimactic? NCAA March Madness after the first two rounds. You know what only gets better and better? The Junto’s March Madness. Let’s do this.
Will Thomas Paine continue his domination? Will Graham Crackers continue destroying everything in their path? Will I have to keep coming up with rhetorical questions?
Voting closes Tuesday at 5pm.
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
3. Toussaint Louverture, “Colonial Constitution of Saint Domingue” vs. 15. Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
BRACKET THREE: U.S. History Superstars
4. Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” vs. 9. Martha Ballard’s Diary
3. Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin vs. 10 The Joseph Smith Papers
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