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Caribbean Visionary
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Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation traces the life of Albert Raymond Forbes Webber (1880-1932), a distinguished Caribbean scholar, statesman, legislator, and novelist. Using Webber as a lens, the book outlines the Guyanese struggle for justice and equality in an age of colonialism, imperialism, and indentureship. In this fascinating work, Selwyn R. Cudjoe examines Webber's emergence from the interior of Guyana to become a major presence in Caribbean politics. Caribbean Visionary examines Webber's insightful novel, Those That Be in Bondage, his travel writings, and his poetry. The book chronicles his formation of the West Indian Press Association, his work on British Guiana's constitution, and his championing of its people's causes. Cudjoe studies Webber's work with the British Guiana Labour Union to improve the conditions of the Guyanese working people and Webber's authorship of the Centenary History and Handbook of British Guiana. An important addition to Caribbean intellectual history, Caribbean Visionary is an indispensable work for scholars interested in the region's literature, political science, and economic thought. It is also an invaluable resource for those who wish to understand the genesis of contemporary Guyana and the English-speaking Caribbean.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xi
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  1. Note on Nomenclature
  2. pp. xiii-xiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-14
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  1. CHAPTER ONE: Those That Be in Bondage
  2. pp. 15-23
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  1. CHAPTER TWO: The Private Thoughts of a Political Man: The Making of A. R. F. Webber, 1917–19
  2. pp. 24-37
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  1. CHAPTER THREE: Webber’s Entrance to the Political Arena, 1919–21
  2. pp. 38-46
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  1. CHAPTER FOUR: Webber’s Political Ascendancy, 1921–25
  2. pp. 47-63
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  1. CHAPTER FIVE: The Constitutional Crisis: The Bullet or the Ballot
  2. pp. 64-76
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  1. CHAPTER SIX: Webber’s Leadership, the Popular Party, and the Constitutional Crisis, 1926–27
  2. pp. 77-88
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  1. CHAPTER SEVEN: Webber: A Traveling Man
  2. pp. 89-102
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  1. CHAPTER EIGHT: The Quest for Self-Government
  2. pp. 103-117
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  1. CHAPTER NINE: The Sugar Crisis, Constitutional Reform, and the White Man’s Burden
  2. pp. 118-136
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  1. CHAPTER TEN: Exploring New Worlds
  2. pp. 137-151
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  1. CHAPTER ELEVEN: Patriot and Businessman
  2. pp. 152-166
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  1. CHAPTER TWELVE: Webber: A Keynesian
  2. pp. 167-185
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  1. CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Colonies in Search of a Nation
  2. pp. 186-201
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  1. CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Going Down with His Colors Flying
  2. pp. 202-214
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  1. CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Ideology, Race, Celebrity
  2. pp. 215-224
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  1. CHAPTER SIXTEEN: A Devoted West Indian Son
  2. pp. 225-232
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 233-264
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 265-270
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-293
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