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

Colin A. Palmer


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 suffrage in 1953. Informed by the first use of many British, U.S., and Guyanese archival sources, this book 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 w ... More

Keywords: British Guiana, Cheddi Jagan, universal adult suffrage, Marxism, anticolonial struggles, Janet Rosenberg

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834169
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807899618_palmer


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin A. Palmer, author