Barbados
University of the West Indies Press
Empowering a peasantry in a Caribbean context :the case of land settlement schemes in Guyana, 1865-1985
9766400687
9789766400682
208 pages
Economics
Land settlement - History. - Guyana
Land tenure - History. - Guyana
Agriculture and politics - Guyana.
Land reform - History. - Guyana
Peasants - Guyana.
CONTENTS8
ILLUSTRATIONS11
FOREWORD12
PREFACE21
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS24
INTRODUCTION26
NOTE ON CURRENCIES28
ABBREVIATIONS29
1. SCOPE OF STUDY AND DEFINITION OF LAND SETTLEMENT SCHEMES34
2. AN AFRICAN 'PEASANTRY' IN UNFREE LABOUR AND LAND MARKETS37
3. THE ETHNIC APPROACH, 1865-190557
4. BITTERSWEET POLITICS, 1906-194781
5. LSSs IN THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE, 1948-1964117
6. HINTERLAND DEVELOPMENT UNDER COOPERATIVE SOCIALISM, 1965-1980142
7. THE END OF COLONIZATION, 1981-1985183
8. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS190
APPENDIX200
NOTES210
BIBLIOGRAPHY220
INDEX236