9780801824470-0801824478-A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 (Johns Hopkins Studies in Atlantic History and Culture)

A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 (Johns Hopkins Studies in Atlantic History and Culture)

ISBN-13: 9780801824470
ISBN-10: 0801824478
Edition: First Edition (US) First Printing
Author: Rodney, Prof Walter
Publication date: 1981
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Paperback 312 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780801824470
ISBN-10: 0801824478
Edition: First Edition (US) First Printing
Author: Rodney, Prof Walter
Publication date: 1981
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Paperback 312 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rodney, Prof Walter wrote A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 (Johns Hopkins Studies in Atlantic History and Culture) comprising 312 pages back in 1981. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0801824478 and 9780801824470. Since then A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 (Johns Hopkins Studies in Atlantic History and Culture) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.62 or rent at the marketplace.

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Completed shortly before Walter Rodney's assassination in June 1980, A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 provides an original, well-informed, and perceptive contribution to the historiography of nineteenth-century Guyanese society. This comprehensive examination encompasses the history of African and Asian immigration into Guyana, the interaction of ethnic groups, the impact of British colonialism, economic and political constraints on the working class, and the social life of the masses.

Rodney argues that the social evolution of the Guyanese working people has been guided by specific material constraints and extremely powerful external focuses from Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. He emphasizes the destructive fragmentation of the working class along ethnic, political, and social lines, encouraged by the legacy of slavery, postslavery immigration, legal distinctions between various classes of labor, and the economic bases of the society. in contrast to the well-defined middle and upper classes, the working people appeared divided, disorganized, and leaderless. Rodney's account ends in 1905, when the hardships and frustrations of the masses exploded into violence.

A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 will stand alone as a landmark study of the profound social upheaval that characterized Guyanese society in the years following emancipation. Anyone interested in the problems of underdeveloped nations, labor control, and the after-effects of colonialism and imperialism will appreciate the significance of this work.

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