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March Madness 2016 at the Junto

Our friends at The Junto are holding their fourth annual March Madness contest. In case you are not aware of the contest, the Juntoists accept nominations for the best xxx in early American history, then arrange them in the style of the NCAA basketball brackets. (Thankfully, there are no play-in games.) This year, they are asking readers to nominate significant journal articles.

Here is a rundown of past March Madness themes and winners:

2013 Book: Edmund Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom

2014 Book Published Since 2000: Michael Jarvis, In the Eyes of All Trade

2015 Primary Sources: The Declaration of Independence

I encourage you to make your own nominations and follow the contest as it unfolds in the coming weeks. It is a good way to remind yourself of the intellectual roots of early American history or maybe even learn something new outside of your specialty.