Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation

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Caribbean Visionary: A. R. E 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604731064
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Series: Caribbean Studies Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Selwyn R. Cudjoe is professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College. He is the author of Beyond Boundaries: The Intellectual Tradition of Trinidad and Tobago in the Nineteenth Century, among other books, and his work has appeared in Trinidad and Tobago Review, Callaloo, New Left Review, Harvard Educational Review, and Essence.

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Table of Contents


Note on Nomenclature

Ch. 1 Those That Be in Bondage 15

Ch. 2 The Private Thoughts of a Political Man: The Making of A. R. E Webber, 1917-19 24

Ch. 3 Webber's Entrance to the Political Arena, 1919-21 38

Ch. 4 Webber's Political Ascendancy, 1921-25 47

Ch. 5 The Constitutional Crisis: The Bullet or the Ballot 64

Ch. 6 Webber's Leadership, the Popular Party, and the Constitutional Crisis, 1926-27 77

Ch. 7 Webber: A Traveling Man 89

Ch. 8 The Quest for Self-Government 103

Ch. 9 The Sugar Crisis, Constitutional Reform, and the White Man's Burden 118

Ch. 10 Exploring New Worlds 137

Ch. 11 Patriot and Businessman 152

Ch. 12 Webber: A Keynesian 167

Ch. 13 Colonies in Search of a Nation 186

Ch. 14 Going Down with His Colors Flying 202

Ch. 15 Ideology, Race, Celebrity 215

Ch. 16 A Devoted West Indian Son 225

Bibliography 265

Index 271

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