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The British West Indies

Charles O.H. Parkinson

in Bills of Rights and Decolonization: The Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britain's Overseas Territories

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231935
eISBN:
9780191716157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231935.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

During independence negotiations in British Guiana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, the debate about bills of rights did not focus on the merits of bills of rights in protecting the rights of ... More


Black, White, and Red: Communism and Anti-Colonialism in Alan Bush’s The Sugar Reapers

Joanna Bullivant

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The opera The Sugar Reapers (1962–5), by Alan Bush (1900–95), is doubly outside the communist bloc: the work of an English communist, set in the remote South American colony of British Guiana. Yet ... More


The Politics of Power

Colin A. Palmer

in Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Power: British Guiana's Struggle for Independence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834169
eISBN:
9781469603919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899618_palmer.12
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses Cheddi Jagan's defeat in December 1964, which represented the triumph of Anglo-American policy in British Guiana. Forbes Burnham became the new premier and the head of a ... More


Bleeding Guiana

James M. May

in Eric Williams & the Making of the Modern Caribbean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829875
eISBN:
9781469605692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888506_palmer.11
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

British Guiana became a veritable battleground as three leaders, Cheddi Jagan, Forbes Burnham, and Peter D'Aguiar struggled for political ascendancy. The British government and the United States ... More


The Rise of Ethnic and Class Consciousness: 1921–1930

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter demonstrates that the period between 1921 and 1931 brought with it a proliferation of organizations, most of which represented racial and ethnic interests. These include the Chinese ... More


Public Spectacles: 1931–1940

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter demonstrates how the period between 1931 and 1940 was pervaded with a number of state-funded public entertainments that were organized to celebrate key events in the colony's history, or ... More


The 1950s: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores how the governors of British Guiana during the 1950s had to navigate several significant international and domestic realities. They had to implement imperial policies related to ... More


The American Presence: 1940–1950

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on how the American presence in British Guiana aggravated an already complex domestic situation. At the most basic level, the physical conditions under which the majority of the ... More


The Wealth of the Plantations

Trevor Burnard

in Planters, Merchants, and Slaves: Plantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226286105
eISBN:
9780226286242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286242.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The plantation system was at its height after the first quarter of the eighteenth century. It made British America wealthy and valuable within the British Empire. Slavery and colonization were ... More


New Imperialism and Domestic Agitations

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explains how five governors ruled British Guiana between 1900 and 1920, and how the responses of these proconsuls to the colony's complex set of challenges influenced Guyana's economic, ... More


Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Power: British Guiana's Struggle for Independence

Colin A. Palmer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834169
eISBN:
9781469603919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899618_palmer
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book 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 ... More


Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation

Selwyn R. Cudjoe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731064
eISBN:
9781604733327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731064.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book traces the life of Albert Raymond Forbes Webber (1880–1932), a distinguished Caribbean scholar, statesman, legislator, and novelist. Using Webber as a lens, it outlines the Guyanese ... More


Mining and Mastery: Ethnography and World-Ecology in the Work of Charles Barrington Brown

Chris Campbell

in The Caribbean: Aesthetics, World-Ecology, Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382950
eISBN:
9781781384022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382950.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this chapter, Chris Campbell examines the case of Charles Barrington Brown in British Guiana (1867-70), reading the narrative of Brown’s surveying expeditions in the Guyanese interior, Canoe and ... More


Imagining and Constructing a New Guiana

Colin A. Palmer

in Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Power: British Guiana's Struggle for Independence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834169
eISBN:
9781469603919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899618_palmer.9
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the reason behind the pessimism of the Robertson Commission about British Guiana's potential for economic change. “We do not believe that there can ever be built up in British ... More


Exploring New Worlds

Chris Goertzen

in Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731064
eISBN:
9781604733327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731064.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter describes Webber’s “Exploring Unbroken British Guiana,” a series of six articles that appeared in the New Daily Chronicle between March 29 and May 2, 1930 and which demonstrated his love ... More


Guyana and Barbados (1898–1911)

James Davis

in Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter chronicles the life of Eric Walrond, from his birth to Barbadian parents in British Guiana (now Guyana), to the Walrond family's eventual departure to Panama. The collapse of Barbadian ... More


Webber’s Entrance to the Political Arena, 1919–21

Chris Goertzen

in Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731064
eISBN:
9781604733327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731064.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter describes notable events in Webber’s life from 1919–21. In 1919 Webber was appointed editor of the Daily Chronicle, and held the position until 1925, when the newspaper went into ... More


The Caribbean, Canada and South America

Malyn Newitt

in Emigration and the Sea: An Alternative History of Portugal and the Portuguese

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190263935
eISBN:
9780190492168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263935.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the nineteenth century Portuguese from Madeira emigrated in large numbers to the British Caribbean islands, especially British Guiana where they established themselves first as plantation workers ... More


Introduction

James M. May

in Eric Williams & the Making of the Modern Caribbean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829875
eISBN:
9781469605692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888506_palmer.5
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book discusses the social and political life of Eric Williams, the founder of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago's first modern political party. It begins with a brief background of his ... More


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