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Informed by the first use of many British, U.S., and Guyanese archival sources, Palmer's work 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'├ętat that led to the suspension of the constitution and the removal of Jagan's independence-minded administration. Jagan's political odyssey continued--he was reelected to the premiership in 1957--but in 1964 he fell out of power again under intense pressure from Guianese, British, and U.S. officials suspicious of Marxist influences on the People's Progressive Party, the popular nationalist party founded in 1950 by Jagan and his activist wife, Janet Rosenberg. But Jagan's political life was not over--after decades in the opposition, he became Guyana's president in 1992.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-12
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  1. 1. The Imperial Coup d'Etat
  2. pp. 13-62
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  1. 2. Containing Cheddi and Scapegoating Savage
  2. pp. 63-94
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  1. 3. Taking Stock
  2. pp. 95-134
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  1. 4. Imagining and Constructing a New Guiana
  2. pp. 135-156
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  1. 5. Searching for Cheddi and the PPP
  2. pp. 157-190
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  1. 6. The Politics and Trauma of Race
  2. pp. 191-240
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  1. 7. The Politics of Power
  2. pp. 241-292
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  1. 8. Fairbain Redux
  2. pp. 293-308
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 309-314
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 315-316
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  1. Appendix 1: Memorandum Issued by the Advisory Committee Appointed by the Governor under the Emergency Order, 1953
  2. pp. 317-318
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  1. Appendix 2: Allegations against Sydney King and His Response
  2. pp. 319-324
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 325-346
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 347-350
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 351-363
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469603919
Print ISBN
9780807834169
MARC Record
OCLC
676697993
Pages
376
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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