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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites


Countrywatch: Guyana.

Human Rights Watch: Guyana.

Resource Center of the Americas.

WWW Virtual Library

In the Library: Articles

Bacchus, M.K. "Social factors in secondary school selection in British Guiana," Social & Economic Studies 15,1 (3/66):40-52.

Bartels, Dennis. "Ethnicity, ideology & class struggle in Guyanese society," Anthropologica 22,1 (1980):45-60.

Bonnett, Aubrey W. "Charismatic leadership & social change in Guyana: the rise & fall of Cheddi Jagan," Caribbean Studies ?,? (1976).

Bradley, C. Paul. "Party politics in British Guiana," Western Political Quarterly 16,2 (6/63):353-70.

__________. "The party system in British Guiana & the general election of 1961," Caribbean Studies (10/61).

Brewster, Havelock. "The pattern of change in wages, prices & productivity in British Guiana, 1948-62," Social & Economic Studies 18, 2 (6/62):107-36.

Caires, David de. "Guyana after Burnham," Caribbean Affairs 1,1 (1-3/88):183-98.

Chandisingh, Rajendra. "The State, the economy & the type of rule in Guyana: an assessment of Guyana's 'socialist revolution'," Latin American Perspectives 39 (fall 83):59-74.

Collins, B.A.N. "Racial imbalance in public services & security forces," Race 7,3 (1/66):235-53. Useful for background to British Guiana independence.

Despres, Leo A. "The implication of nationalist politics in British Guiana for the development of cultural theory," American Anthropologist 66 (1964):1051-77.

Erickson, E. "The introduction of East Indian coolies into the British West Indies," Journal of Modern History 6 (1934):127-46.

Farley, Rawle. "The rise of the peasantry in British Guiana," Social & Economic Studies 2,4 (3/54):87-103. Free Black cultivators vs. sugar plantation after 1850s.

Gafar, John. "Guyana: from cooperative socialism to economic liberalization & growth, 1976-1994," Journal of Developing Areas ?,? (1996).

Gibson, Kean. The Cycle of Racial Oppression in Guyana (Lanham MD: University Press, 2003)

Halperin, Ernst. "Racism & communism in British Guiana," Journal of Inter-American Studies 7,1 (1/65):95-134.

Hanley, Eric R. "Rice, politics & development in Guyana," in Oxaal, Barnett & Booth (eds.) Beyond the Sociology of Development (London, 1975), pp. 131-53.

Jagan, Cheddi. "Guiana's struggle against reaction & racism, for democracy & independence," World Marxist Review 8,8 ((fall 65):24-31.

__________. "Guyana: a reply to critics," Monthly Review 29,4 (9/77):36-46.

Lewis, Gordon K. "The Jonestown Guyana holocaust of 1978: an essay on its ultimate meaning from a Caribbean viewpoint," Caribbean Studies 18,4 (1/79).

Lutchman, Harold A. "The Cooperative Republic of Guyana," Caribbean Studies 10,3 (10/70):97-115.

Nunn, A.C. "Guyana," World Survey 46 (1972):1-16. Good introduction to Burnham's "cooperative republic," ca. 1971.

Parekh, Hector J. "Subversion in British Guiana: why & how the Kennedy administration got rid of a democratic government," Monthly Review (10/99):50-58.

Petras, James. "A death in Guyana has meaning for Third World," Latin American Perspectives 28 (win 81):47-48.

Premdas, Ralph R. "Guyana: socialist reconstruction or political opportunism?" Journal of Inter-American Studies & World Affairs 20,2 (1978):133-64.

Rodney, Walter. "People's power, no dictator," Latin American Perspectives 28 (win 81):64-78.

Smith, Raymond T. "Race & political conflict in Guiana," Race 212,4 (4/74):415-27.

St. Pierre, Maurice. "Race, the political factor & the nationalization of the Demerara Bauxite Company, Guyana," Social & Economic Studies 24,4 (1975):481-503.

Sparer, Joyce L. "Attitudes toward 'race' in Guyanese literature," Caribbean Studies 8,2 (1968):23-64.

Staats, Susan K. "Fighting in a different way: indigenous resistance through the Alleluya Religion of Guyana," in Hill (ed.) History, Power & Identity (Iowa City: U. Iowa, 1996), pp. 161-79.

Steif, William. "From Chicago to Guyana," Progressive (2/98). On President Janet Jagan.

Taueber, I.E. "British Guiana: some demographic aspects of economic development," Population Index 18 (1952):3-19. On why East Indians reproduced themselves more rapidly than Blacks.

Thomas, Clive Y. "State capitalism in Guyana: an assessment of Burnham's Cooperative Socialist Republic," in Ambursley & Cohen (eds.) Crisis in the Caribbean (NY, 1983), pp. 27-48.

Williams, Eric. "Historical background of British Guiana's problems," Journal of Negro History 30 (10/45):357-81.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Apple, Arnold. Son of Guyana (London: Oxford, 1973).

Baber, Colin & Henry B. Jeffrey. Guyana: Politics, Economics & Society (Boulder: Westview, 1986).

Baird, Wellesley A. Guyana Gold. The Story of Wellesely A. Baird, Guyana's Greatest Miner (Washington, 1982).

Burnham, Forbes. A Destiny to Mould: Selected Discourses by the Prime Minister of Guyana (Port of Spain: Longman, 1970).

Colchester, Marcus. Guyana, Fragile Frontier: Loggers, Miners & Forest Peoples (London: Latin American Bureau, 1997).

Cross, Malcolm. The East Indians of Guyana & Trinidad (London, 1972).

Danns, George K. Domination & Power in Guyana. A Study of the Police in a Third World Context (NY, 1982).

David, W.L. The Economic Development of Guyana, 1953-1964 (Oxford, 1969).

Despres, Leo A. Cultural Pluralism & Nationalist Politics in British Guiana (Chicago, 1967).

Glasgow, Roy Arthur. Guyana. Race & Politics among Africans & East Indians (The Hague: Nijhoff, 1970).

Jagan, Cheddi. Forbidden Freedom: The Story of British Guiana (London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1954).

__________. The West on Trial: My Fight for Guyana's Freedom (London: Joseph, 1966).

__________. The Caribbean Revolution (Prague: Orbis Press Agency, 1979).

Jayawardena, Chandra. Conflict & Solidarity in a Guianese Plantation (NY, 1963).

Latin America Bureau. Guyana: Fraudulent Revolution (London, 1984).

Laurence, K.O. A Question of Labour: Indentured Immigration into Trinidad & British Guiana, 1875-1917 (NY, 1994). Origins of East Indian population.

Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights. Guyana (NY, 1982).

Lewis, Gordon K. "Gather with the Saints at the River": The Jonestown Guyana Holocaust of 1978: A Descriptive & Interpretive Essay on its Ultimate Meaning from a Caribbean Viewpoint (Rio Piedras: Institute of Caribbean Studies, 1979).

Lutchman, Harold A. From Colonialism to Cooperative Republic: Aspects of Political Development in Guyana (Rio Piedras: U. Puerto Rico, 1977).

Mandle, Jay. Plantation Economy: Population & Economic Change in Guyana, 1838-1960 (Philadelphia: Temple, 1973).

Mangru, Basdeo. A History of East Indian Resistance on the Guyana Sugar Estates, 1869-1948 (Lewiston NY, 1996).

Manley, Robert H. Guyana Emergent: The Post-Independence Struggle for Nondependent Development (Boston, 1979).

Mars, Joan R. Deadly Force, Colonialism, & the Rule of Law: Police Violence in Guyana (Westport CT: Greenwood, 20020.

Meiers, Michael. The CIA Experiment in Social Engineering: The Jonestown Conspiracy (Lewiston NY, 1987).

Nath, Dwarka. A History of Indians in Guyana (London, 1970).

Newman, Peter. British Guiana. Problems of Cohesion in an Immigrant Society (London, 1964).

Naipaul, Shiva. Journey to Nowhere: A New World Tragedy (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1981). On the Jonestown settlement & mass suicide.

Quamina, Odida T. Mineworkers of Guyana: The Making of a Working Class (London: Zed, 1987).

Reno, Philip. The Ordeal of British Guiana, special issue of Monthly Review 16,3&4 (1964).

Rodney, Walter. A History of Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1981).

Silverman, Marilyn. Rich People & Rice: Factional Politics in Rural Guyana (Leiden, 1980). An East Indian farming village in the 20th c.

Simms, Peter. Trouble in Guyana: An Account of People, Personalities and Politics as they Were in British Guiana (London: Allen & Unwin, 1966).

Singh, Chaitram. Guyana: Politics in a Plantation Society (NY, 1988).

Smith, Raymond T. British Guiana (London: Oxford, 1962).

Spinner, Thomas J., Jr. A Political & Social History of Gkuyana, 1945-1983 (Boulder: Westview, 1984).

Swan, Michael. British Guiana: The Land of Six Peoples (London, 1957).

Thomas, Clive Y. Plantations, Peasants & the State: A Study of the Mode of Sugar Production in Guyana (LA, 1984).

Williams, Brakette F. Stains on My Name, War in My Veins: Guyana & the Politics of Cultural Struggle (Durham NC: Duke U, 1991).

In the Library: Fiction

Carnegie, James. Wages Paid (La Habana: Casa de las Americas, 1976).

Narain, Harry. Grass-Root People (La Habana: Casa de las Americas, 1981).

Richmond, Angus. A Kind of Living (La Habana: Casa de las Americas, 1978).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"A Celebration of Life" [1993], dir.?, 43m. From Cinema Guild. examines traditional African dances in Guyana.

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