Sweetening "bitter Sugar": Jock Campbell, the Booker Reformer in British Guiana, 1934-1966

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Ian Randle Publishers, 2005 - Guiana - 675 pages
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"This book is about Jock Campbell's role in the shaping of British Guiana (Guyana) towards the end of the empire. Campbell, the head of the Booker Company which owned most of the sugar plantations in colonial Guyana, was a reformer whose Fabian socialist beliefs drove him to secure major benefits for sugar workers, in the 1950s-60s." "Clem Seecharan explores the interplay between Campbell's programme of reforms and the doctrinaire Marxism of Guyana's charismatic politician Cheddi Jagan." "Sweetening 'Bitter Sugar' is part biography, part history and politics. It also encompasses ethnicity, trade unionism, agricultural and technological innovation, and health, housing and social welfare reforms. It is a study in modern Caribbean historiography."--BOOK JACKET.

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