British-American Coordination to Overthrow Cheddi Jagan Government in British Guiana1961-1964

  • Dr. Abdullah Muslim Shattab University Of Thi Qar- College Of Arts
Keywords: British Guiana , The United Stated , Elections, Jagan


The research studies the coordination of efforts between the United States and Britain towards the government of President Cheddi Jagan in British Guiana, specifically for the years (1961-1964), as it witnessed clear efforts to thwart and get rid of it by obstructing its efforts with economic reform, and working to delay the realization of its aspirations to obtain independence from British.By not giving them loans or foreign aid to help Guyana's weak economy, or inciting and financing internal strikes, such as trade unions, and among the US-British efforts to bring down the,work to change the electoral system .


Download data is not yet available.


First: the published documents:

A: US State Department documents published on the website:

Department of State, Foreign Relations of the United States Deplomatic Papers, 1961-1963, The American Republics, Vol.XII (America Republic),(Washington, 1996)

Department of State, Foreign Relations of the United States Deplomatic Papers,1964-1968, The American Republics,Vol.XXXII,(Dominican, Cuba, Haiti,Guiana, (Washington, 2005

B: The documents of the US National Archives published on the website:

C- Bulletin of the US State Department published on the website

- Department of State Bulletin, Vol.XLV, November 13, 1961, No. 1168.
Second: Theses and dissertations in English:
Joshuo David Esposito, The Cold War and decolonization in British Guiana: The Anglo-American Intervention and Guianese nationalist Politics, Master of Arts, West Vergina University, 2010 .

- James G. Rose, British Colonial Policy and the Transfer of Power in British Guiana 1945-1964, Ph.D Thesis, King College, London, 1992.

Third: Arabic and Arabized books:
-Jack Woods, The New Colonialism in Asia, Africa and Latin America, translated by: Al-Fadl Shallaq, Dar Al-Haqiqah, Beirut, 1971.

- Jimmy Carter, Beyond the White House (Breaking Peace, Fighting Disease and Building Hope), Publications Company, Beirut, 2009

- Salah El-Din El-Shamy, Latin America (The Relationship of Transport with Construction and Economic Exploitation), Modern Printing House, Cairo, 1963

- Youssef Bishara, Cuba, the island that I loved, Printing House, University of Khartoum, 1971

Fourth: Books in English:
- Stephen G. Rabe, U.S Intervention in British Guiana, A Cold War Story, University of North Garalina Press, 2005
- William Blum, Killing Hope U.S Military and CIA intervention since world war II, Part I, Gopsons publisher, London, 2003.

Fifth: Research and articles in English:
Philip Sherlock, Prospects in the Caribbean, Foreign Affairs, Vol.41, No.4, July 1963

- Ronald V. Sires, British Guiana: The Suspension of the constitution the Western Political quarterly, Vol.7, No.4, December 1954 .

-B.A.N. Colline, The Civil Service of British Guiana in the general Guiana strike of 1963, Journal of Caribian Culture, Vol.10, issue 2, 1964 .

Sixth: Research and articles in Arabic:
- Cheddi Jagan, Guyana’s struggle for its independence, Al-Waqat magazine (Beirut), issue 8, August 1965 .

- Chedi Jagan,From Guyana to Chile,New Culture Magazine(Baghdad),No.63, July 1974 .

Seventh: Encyclopedias:
Masoud Al-Khawand, The Historical Geographical Encyclopedia, Part 13, The International Company for Encyclopedias, Beirut, 2005 .
How to Cite
Shattab, D. A. M. (2022). British-American Coordination to Overthrow Cheddi Jagan Government in British Guiana1961-1964. Thi Qar Arts Journal, 2(37), 101-128.
Historical Studies