Co-operative Republic of Guyana
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. First settled by the Dutch West Indian Company about 1620 the territory was captured by Great Britain to whom it was ceded in 1814 and named British Guiana. On 26 May 1966 British Guiana became independent under the name of Guyana and a Co-operative Republic on 23 Feb. 1970.


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Further Reading

  1. Baber, C. and Jeffrey, H. B., Guyana: Politics, Economics and Society. London, 1986Google Scholar
  2. Braveboy-Wagner, J. A., The Venezuela-Guyana Border Dispute: Britain’s Colonial Legacy in Latin America. London, 1984Google Scholar
  3. Chambers, F., Guyana. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1989Google Scholar
  4. Daly, P. H., From Revolution to Republic. Georgetown, 1970Google Scholar
  5. Daly, V. T., A Short History of the Guyanese People. 3rd. ed. London, 1992Google Scholar
  6. Sanders, A., The Powerless People. London, 1987Google Scholar
  7. Spinner, T., A Political and Social History of Guyana, 1945–83. Epping, 1985Google Scholar
  8. Williams, B. F., Stains on My Name, War in My Veins: Guyana and the Politics of Cultural Struggle. Duke Univ. Press, 1992Google Scholar

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