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From the Foreword by M.G. Smith:
In this book, Professor Despres presents an account of Guyanese society and its development during the closing years of colonial rule. These decades witnessed the rise, arrest, and fragmentation of a popular movement for local independence from British domination. The monograph accordingly provides an arresting case study of an independence movement which dissolved into bitter sectional strife before achieving its goal.