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Raymond T. Smith

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British Guiana

By

Raymond T. Smith

CONTENTS

 

 

FRONT MATTER, PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

  1. NATURAL RESOURCES

Ecological Regions; Climate; Rivers and Drainage and Irrigation Problems; Population

  1. HISTORY: EARLY SETTLEMENT AND THE PERIOD OF DUTCH CONTROL

Prehistory; Discovery and Early Settlement; The Dutch Trading Companies; Storm van 's Gravesande and the Settlement of Demerara; Berbice; The Establishment of Stabroek; Constitutional Development and Conflict

  1. HISTORY: BRITISH RULE UP TO 1928

The Social and Economic System based on Slavery; The Abolition Movement and the Growth of Missionary Activity; The Abolition of Slavery and Transition to a Free Society; Indentured Immigration; Constitutional Developments

  1. THE ECONOMY

Agriculture; Mining; Timber; Manufacturing Industry; Communications; Finance and Banking; The Booker Group; The Problem of Economic Growth

  1. SOCIAL STRUCTURE

Ethnic Distinctions and Social Class; Religion; Marriage and the Family; Social Integration in a Multi-Racial Society

  1. SOCIAL SERVICES

Education; Medical Services and Public Health; Social Security; Community Development and Social Welfare

  1. GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

Political Parties; The Bureaucracy; Local Government; The Federation Issue

  1. CONCLUSIONS

POSTSCRIPT

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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British Guiana by Raymond T. Smith was Issued under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs by OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, LONDON   NEW YORK   TORONTO.  Royal Institute of International Affairs and Oxford University Press 1962, Reprinted 1964.  Reprinted in 1980 by Greenwood Press, Connecticut.