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Author Gibbons, Arnold.

Title The legacy of Walter Rodney in Guyana and the Caribbean / Arnold Gibbons ; with an introduction by Wazir Mohamed
Published Lanham [Md.] : University Press of America, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 221 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter I: Identity and Ideology; Chapter II: Education and Historical Consciousness; Chapter III: Politics in the Diaspora Race in Post-slavery Societies; Chapter IV: Slavery and Black Power; Chapter V: Intellectualism and its Demands; Chapter VI: The Approach to Armageddon; Chapter VII: Assassination of Walter Rodney; Chapter VIII: Garvey and Rodney; Chapter IX: C.L.R. James, Rodney and the Taking of Power; Bibliography; Index
Summary "Walter Rodney claimed developing countries were heirs to uneven development and ethnic disequilibrium, including continued forms of oppression from the capitalist countries and their own leaders. In Guyana, ethnic chauvinism persisted before and after independence from Britain. Rodney was disturbed by the inability of intellectuals to share common cause with the masses, thus ensuring that they would be unable to contribute to uplifting their talents or participate in the growth of the nation. Guyana and the Caribbean were subject to sugar and slave traffic that constituted cheap labor for the plantations and buttressed the capitalist-industrial system. A significant byproduct of that system was the master-slave relationship; a no-less iniquitous consequence was an active racism. Thus, social inequality became the heritage of Guyanese and Caribbean history. These social evils have influenced all of the social, economic, and political institutions in Guyana. Race, class, and color became the determinants of social value and how the various racial groups responded to them is both the triumph and the tragedy of Guyanese nationalism."--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-216) and index
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Subject Rodney, Walter.
Equality -- Caribbean Area.
Equality -- Guyana.
Political activists -- Guyana.
Guyana -- History -- 1966-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0761854142 (electronic bk.)
9780761854142 (electronic bk.)