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W. Arthur Lewis and the birth of development economics

Author: Robert L Tignor
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"W. Arthur Lewis was one of the foremost intellectuals, economists, and political activists of the twentieth century. In this book, the first intellectual biography of Lewis, Robert Tignor traces Lewis's life from its beginnings on the small island of St. Lucia to Lewis's arrival at Princeton University in the early 1960s. A chronicle of Lewis's unfailing efforts to promote racial justice and decolonization, the
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: W Arthur Lewis; W Arthur Lewis, Sir; W Arthur Lewis; W Arthur Lewis
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Tignor
ISBN: 0691121419 9780691121413
OCLC Number: 60375654
Description: xi, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Getting started: education and race --
The colonial office --
Unlimited supplies of labor --
The God Coast --
Ghana's chief economic adviser, 1957-58 --
Ghana: Part 2 --
The West Indies, 1959-63 --
The Princeton years, 1963-91.
Responsibility: Robert L. Tignor.
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