9781479795888-1479795887-The Guyana Story: From Earliest Times to Independence

The Guyana Story: From Earliest Times to Independence

ISBN-13: 9781479795888
ISBN-10: 1479795887
Author: Ishmael, Odeen
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: XLIBRIS
Format: Paperback 690 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781479795888
ISBN-10: 1479795887
Author: Ishmael, Odeen
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: XLIBRIS
Format: Paperback 690 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ishmael, Odeen wrote The Guyana Story: From Earliest Times to Independence comprising 690 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1479795887 and 9781479795888. Since then The Guyana Story: From Earliest Times to Independence textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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The Guyana Story-From Earliest Times to Independence traces the country's history from thousands of years ago when the first Amerindian groups began to settle on the Guyana territory. It examines the period of early European exploration leading to Dutch colonization, the forcible introduction of African slaves to work on cotton and sugar plantations, the effects of European wars, and the final ceding of the territory to the British who ruled it as their colony until they finally granted it independence in 1966. The book also tells of Indian, Chinese, and Portuguese indentured immigration and shows how the cultural interrelationships among the various ethnic groups introduced newer forms of conflict, but also brought about cooperation in the struggles of the workers for better working and living conditions. The final part describes the roles of the political leaders who arose from among these ethnic groups from the late 1940s and began the political struggle against colonialism and the demand for independence. This struggle led to political turbulence in the 1950s and early 1960s when the country was caught in the crosshairs of the cold war resulting in joint British-American devious actions that undermined a democratically elected pro-socialist government and deliberately delayed independence for the country until a government friendly to their international interests came to power.

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