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A political history of The Gambia, 1816-1994

Author: Arnold Hughes; David Perfect
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2006.
Series: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The only complete study of modern Gambian politics from the establishment of British rule to the overthrow of the Jawara government.

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Hughes; David Perfect
ISBN: 1580462308 9781580462303
OCLC Number: 69791963
Description: xviii, 530 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Social and economic setting --
Constitutional change in The Gambia, 1816-1994 --
Merchants and recaptives : the origins of modern politics, 1816-86 --
Patrician politics in the era of the Forsters, 1886-1941 --
The establishment of party politics, 1941-59 --
The "Green Uprising" : the emergence of the People's Progressive Party, 1959-65 --
Electoral politics, 1965-81 --
Radical and insurrectionary political challenges, 1965-81 --
Electoral politics, 1981-94 --
The Gambia's external relations, 1965-94 --
The 1994 coup and the Jawara legacy --
Appendix A : major constitutional changes, 1816-1994 --
Appendix B : legislative council election results, 1947-54 --
Appendix C : general election and by-election results, 1960-93 --
Appendix D : presidential election results, 1982-92 --
Appendix E : republic referendum results, 1970 --
Appendix F : primary sources --
Appendix G : newspapers and magazines consulted.
Series Title: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora.
Responsibility: Arnold Hughes and David Perfect.
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A meticulous, richly documented and eloquently written book; a precious gift to a country and its peoples. It fills a most important gap and is sure to make a lasting contribution to Gambian and Read more...

 
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