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Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of PowerBritish Guiana's Struggle for Independence$
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Colin A. Palmer

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780807834169

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807899618_palmer

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Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Power

Colin A. Palmer

University of North Carolina Press

This book concludes with George Chapman's celebration of Sir Walter Raleigh's encounter with Guiana in his quest for the fabled El Dorado. This ode to the new promised land reflected the optic of the colonizer and his bizarre fantasies about the colonized peoples' submission and acquiescence to the domination of outsiders. There is no record that the indigenous peoples sanctioned their colonization, nor had the African peoples agreed to cross the Atlantic in order to join the colony as enslaved persons. The Indians had come voluntarily as indentured workers, but their treatment was hardly better than what slaves received. The peoples of Guiana's raison d'être was to serve the colonial masters and to do so with pride and gratitude.

Keywords:   George Chapman, Sir Walter Raleigh, Guiana, El Dorado, indentured workers

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