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The Resource Cheddi Jagan and the politics of power: : British Guiana's struggle for independence, Colin A. Palmer

Cheddi Jagan and the politics of power: : British Guiana's struggle for independence, Colin A. Palmer

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Cheddi Jagan and the politics of power: : British Guiana's struggle for independence
Title
Cheddi Jagan and the politics of power:
Title remainder
British Guiana's struggle for independence
Statement of responsibility
Colin A. Palmer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Colin Palmer, one of the foremost chroniclers of twentieth-century British and U.S. imperialism in the Caribbean, here tells the story of British Guiana's struggle for independence. At the center of the story is Cheddi Jagan, who was the colony's first premier following the institution of universal adult suffrage in 1953.Informed by the first use of many British, U.S., and Guyanese archival sources, Palmer's work details Jagan's rise and fall, from his initial electoral victory in the spring of 1953 to the aftermath of the British-orchestrated coup d'etat that led to the suspension of the constitution and the removal of Jagan's independence-minded administration. Jagan's political odyssey continued--he was reelected to the premiership in 1957--but in 1964 he fell out of power again under pressure from Guianese, British, and U.S. officials suspicious of Marxist influences on the People's Progressive Party, founded in 1950 by Jagan and his activist wife, Janet Rosenberg. But Jagan's political life was not over--after decades in the opposition, he became Guyana's president in 1992.Subtly analyzing the actual role of Marxism in Caribbean anticolonial struggles and bringing the larger story of Caribbean colonialism into view, Palmer examines the often malevolent roles played by leaders at home and abroad and shows how violence, police corruption, political chicanery, racial politics, and poor leadership delayed Guyana's independence until 1966, scarring the body politic in the process
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1944-
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Palmer, Colin A.
Dewey number
988.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series
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  • Jagan, Cheddi
  • Guyana
  • Guyana
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Cheddi Jagan and the politics of power: : British Guiana's struggle for independence, Colin A. Palmer
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11718001
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807899618
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11718001
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718001
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Cheddi Jagan and the politics of power: : British Guiana's struggle for independence, Colin A. Palmer
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11718001
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807899618
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11718001
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718001
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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