Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation (Google eBook)

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Univ. Press of Mississippi, Sep 18, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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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.

  

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Contents

Those That Be in Bondage
15
The Private Thoughts of a Political Man The Making of A R F Webber 191719
24
Webbers Entrance to the Political Arena 191921
38
Webbers Political Ascendancy 192125
47
The Constitutional Crisis The Bullet or the Ballot
64
Webbers Leadership the Popular Party and the Constitutional Crisis 192627
77
Webber A Traveling Man
89
The Quest for SelfGovernment
103
Patriot and Businessman
152
Webber A Keynesian
167
Colonies in Search of a Nation
186
Going Down with His Colors Flying
202
Ideology Race Celebrity
215
A Devoted West Indian Son
225
Notes
233
Bibliography
265

The Sugar Crisis Constitutional Reform and the White Mans Burden
118
Exploring New Worlds
137

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About the author (2009)

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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