Order and Place in a Colonial City: Patterns of Struggle and Resistance in Georgetown, British Guiana, 1889-1924
Throughout the post-slavery Caribbean, former slaves and masters fought to determine the shape of the new free societies. Urban areas - with their growing populations and vibrant Afro-creole culture - were often the sites of these struggles. In Order and Place in a Colonial City Juanita De Barros explores the conflicting visions of public areas held by local political and economic elites and by non-white urban poor in Georgetown, British Guiana, demonstrating that the period of study was marked by class and racial tensions as the social and political landscape of the city changed significantly.
Juanita De Barros is a professor of History at McMaster University and former president of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Other publications from this author include:
- PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE IMPERIAL PROJECT (2016)
- "Crossing colonial boundaries: health and the responses of 'colonial mediators' to the crisis of the 1930s in the French and British Caribbean" in Canadian journal of Latin American and Caribbean studies, 38 (2) (2014)
- Reproducing the British Caribbean: Sex, Gender, and Population Politics after Slavery (2014)
- "'A Laudable Experiment': Infant Welfare Work and Medical Intermediaries in Early Twentieth-century Barbados" in Public Health in the British empire: Intermediaries, Subordinates, and Public Health Practice, 1850-1960 (2011)
- "Historical Commentaries. British Guiana (Guyana)" in The Marcus Garvey Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers, Volume XI: The Caribbean Diaspora, 1910-1920 (2011)
- "Improving the Standard of Motherhood: Infant Welfare in Post-Slavery British Guiana" in Health and Medicine in the circum-Caribbean, 1800-1968 (2009)
- Health and Medicine in the Caribbean: Historical Perspectives (2009)
- Beyond Fragmentation: Perspectives on Caribbean History (2006)
- "'Working Cutlass and Shovel': Labour and Redemption at the Onderneeming School in British Guiana" in Contesting Freedom: Control and Resistance in the Post-emancipation Caribbean (2005)
- "Urban British Guiana, 1838-1924: Wharf Rats, Centipedes, and Pork Knockers" in Masters, Servants, and Magistrates in Britain and the Empire, 1562–1955 (2004)