The Trouble in Surinam, 1975-1993

Hardcover | January 11, 1994

byEdward M. Dew

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Written by the leading political expert on Suriname, this thrilling tale describes ethnically inspired guerilla warfare, terrible human rights violations, military coups, painful redemocratization processes, and economic implosion. Although part of the American family of nations in the Western Hemisphere, there is almost nothing written about Suriname as a modern country. There are some ethnographies, some histories of ex-slave rebellions, and passing references to the atrocities of colonial plantation systems. After that, the dark clouds of obscurity close over a fascinating if beleaguered close American cousin, one whose history as an independent nation has much to say to the strife-ridden trouble spots of the 1990s--Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Liberia, and Nicaragua.

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Written by the leading political expert on Suriname, this thrilling tale describes ethnically inspired guerilla warfare, terrible human rights violations, military coups, painful redemocratization processes, and economic implosion. Although part of the American family of nations in the Western Hemisphere, there is almost nothing writte...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pagesPublished:January 11, 1994Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

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ISBN - 10:027594834X

ISBN - 13:9780275948344

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.,."an interesting and thought-provoking book on the recent political history of Suriname. This is a worth-while addition to libraries with a Caribbean or Latin American focus. Upper-division undergraduate through faculty."-Choice