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Author Atkinson, Ronald Raymond, 1944-
Title The roots of ethnicity : the origins of the Acholi of Uganda before 1800 / Ronald R. Atkinson.
Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994.

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Author Atkinson, Ronald Raymond, 1944-
Series The ethnohistory series
Ethnohistory series (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Subject Acholi (African people) -- Origin.
Acholi (African people) -- History -- Sources.
Acholi (African people) -- Ethnic identity.
Ethnicity -- Uganda.
Ethnohistory -- Uganda.
Chiefdoms -- Uganda -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 320 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-306) and index.
Contents Introduction: Ethnicity in perspective -- pt. 1. Setting the stage -- The available sources and other influences shaping the present work -- Social and economic life in Acholi before the late seventeenth century -- pt. 2. The introduction of a new sociopolitical order and the beginnings of an Acholi society, c. 1675-1725 -- The new order and its foundations -- The emergence of the earliest Acholi chiefdoms -- pt. 3. The extension and entrenchment of the new order, c. 1725-90 -- The southeastern zone: the new order takes hold -- The southeastern and east-central zones: the new order spreads -- The south-central and western zones: the continuing extension of the new order -- The central and northern zones: the consolidation of the new order at the center and its furthest extension north -- Appendix: Estimated population of Acholi chiefdoms, c. 1790.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
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ISBN 058519971X (electronic bk.)
9780585199719 (electronic bk.)
9781512800128 (electronic bk.)
1512800120 (electronic bk.)
0812232488 (acid-fee paper)
9780812232486 (acid-fee paper)
OCLC # 44959612
Additional Format Print version: Atkinson, Ronald Raymond, 1944- Roots of ethnicity. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994 0812232488 (DLC) 94012548 (OCoLC)30516645
Table of Contents
 List of Illustrations 
 Preface 
 Acknowledgments 
 Glossary and Pronunciation Guide 
 Introduction: Ethnicity in Perspective1
Pt. 1Setting the Stage 
 Ch. 1The Available Sources and Other Influences Shaping the Present Work23
 Ch. 2Social and Economic Life in Acholi Before the Late Seventeenth Century46
Pt. 2The Introduction of a New Sociopolitical Order and the Beginnings of an Acholi Society, c. 1675-1725 
 Ch. 3The New Order and Its Foundations75
 Ch. 4The Emergence of the Earliest Acholi Chiefdoms104
Pt. 3The Extension and Entrenchment of the New Order, c. 1725-90 
 Ch. 5The Southeastern Zone: The New Order Takes Hold137
 Ch. 6The Southeastern and East-Central Zones: The New Order Spreads168
 Ch. 7The South-Central and Western Zones: The Continuing Extension of the New Order197
 Ch. 8The Central and Northern Zones: The Consolidation of the New Order at the Center and Its Furthest Extension North229
 Epilogue261
 Appendix: Estimated Population of Acholi Chiefdoms, c. 1790275
 References283
 Index307


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