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Title: A history of the Southern Temne in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Author: Lenga-Kroma, J. S.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1978
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This thesis deals exclusively with the history of the Southern Temno in the late nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries - roughly between the 1880s to the 1920s. The events of the earlier periods are, however, not ignored since without them it is impossible to present any reasonable assessment of the issues involved. This is particularly so with those issues which are purely of a traditional and cultural nature. On the whole, the thesis is a study of the impact of the pre-colonial socioeconomic changes upon the political institutions of the Southern Temne. A brief look at the Chapters can now be taken. Chapter I deals with the origin of the Temne and their migration to their present habitation; their integration with other people; the institution of their monarchies and general government system; their social and cultural organizations and economy; and the influence of Islam and Christianity among them. Chapter II deals with the changes which occurred among the people in a politico-socio-economic sense. The main elements involved are: the English and their early trade with the natives; the acquiring of the Colony and the influence of the Krios; their gradual penetration inland through treaties and expeditions; the establishment of the Protectorate; the railway construction; the commercial role of the Syrians; and the integration of the Chiefs into the British Colonial administration of the new Protectorate. Chapters III-VII contain detailed accounts of the traditional history of each chiefdom in a political and constitutional context - its extent; the foundation of its crown and how it was governed; its foreign policy; its relationship with the Colony before 1896; and how it later existed in the new colonial situation. Finally, Chapter VIII attempts at consolidating the accounts of the events discussed in the preceding Chapters, presenting the results in a general perspective.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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