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Order and place in a colonial city : patterns of struggle and resistance in Georgetown, British Guiana, 1889-1924

Author: Juanita De Barros
Publisher: Montréal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the visions of public areas held by political and economic elites and by non-white urban poor in Georgetown, British Guiana. This book demonstrates that the period of study was marked by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juanita De Barros
ISBN: 077352455X 9780773524552
OCLC Number: 50143428
Description: xii, 251 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Garden City of the West Indies --
3. Cesspool City: Sanitarianism in Colonial Georgetown --
4. Order and Festivity in Georgetown --
5. Hucksters, Markets, and the Struggle to Control Public Space --
6. Hawkers and the Milk Industry --
7. Riot and the Struggle to Control the Street --
8. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Juanita De Barros.
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