Empowering a Peasantry in a Caribbean Context: The Case of Land Settlement Schemes in Guyana, 1865-1985
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Empowering a Peasantry in a Caribbean Context: The Case of Land Settlement Schemes in Guyana, 1865-1985

By Carl B. Greenidge
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Book Description

An exploration of the land settlement schemes of Guyana over 160 years. It analyzes the interrelationships of conflicting forces in the political economy of Guyana, which frustrated attempts at empowerment of the peasantry. The impact of these schemes on social differentiation is also discussed.

Table of Contents
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • FOREWORD
  • PREFACE
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • NOTE ON CURRENCIES
  • ABBREVIATIONS
  • 1. SCOPE OF STUDY AND DEFINITION OF LAND SETTLEMENT SCHEMES
  • 2. AN AFRICAN 'PEASANTRY' IN UNFREE LABOUR AND LAND MARKETS
  • 3. THE ETHNIC APPROACH, 1865-1905
  • 4. BITTERSWEET POLITICS, 1906-1947
  • 5. LSSs IN THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE, 1948-1964
  • 6. HINTERLAND DEVELOPMENT UNDER COOPERATIVE SOCIALISM, 1965-1980
  • 7. THE END OF COLONIZATION, 1981-1985
  • 8. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
  • APPENDIX: TABLES
    • Table I: Land Settlement Schemes Established in Guyana, 1865-1980
    • Table 2: Technology Employed in Production of Paddy on LSSs, 1906-1967
    • Table 3: Statement of the Terms of Land Acquisition of Land by Settlers
    • Table 4: Cumulative Arrears in Payments of Rents and D&I Rates in Recent Years
    • Table 5: Cost of Acquisition, Reconditioning and Laying out of Plantations Acquired by the State
    • Table 6: Schedule of Number of Rice Mills for Period 1906-1980
    • Table 7: Rice Yields on Selected LSSs in Stated Years
    • Table 8: Land Settlement Schemes: Estimated Capital Investment
    • Table 9: Cooperative Membership on Selected LSSs
  • NOTES
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter 2
    • Chapter 3
    • Chapter 4
    • Chapter 5
    • Chapter 6
    • Chapter 7
    • Chapter 8
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
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