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Webber’s Political Ascendancy, 1921–25

Webber’s Political Ascendancy, 1921–25

Chapter:
(p.47) Chapter Four Webber’s Political Ascendancy, 1921–25
Source:
Caribbean Visionary
Author(s):
Chris Goertzen
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604731064.003.0005

This chapter describes notable events in Webber’s life from 1921–25. By 1925 Webber had become the acknowledged leader and champion of the Afro-Guyanese and East Indian peoples. From being considered “the planters’ candidate” in the election of 1921, he became the most feared elected member of the Combined Court. In fact, Webber had challenged the government on so many issues that by 1925 he had become the implacable adversary of the governor, and the relationship between the latter and the Electives had changed drastically.

Keywords:   Webber, Combined Court, Afro-Guyanese, East Indians, Governor Thomson

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