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The British West Indies The Search for Self-Government

By Morley Ayearst Copyright 1960

    The British West Indies (1960) examines the islands and two mainland colonies of the West Indies as they approached self-government. They exemplified in miniature almost all of the problems of emergent self-government in a colonial milieu with a multi-racial population. This study looks at West Indian politics and colonial government, as well as the issue of West Indian migration and its causes.

    1. Introduction  2. West Indian Government from the Old Representative Period to the Crown Colony System: A General Survey  3. Problems of the Area  4. Constitutional and Political Developments in the Islands  5. Constitutional and Political Developments in the Mainland Colonies  6. British Colonial Policies and their Implementation  7. West Indian Legislatures and Executive Councils  8. Local Government  9. Parties and Politicians  10. Federation


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