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||British policy, Jamaican nationalism and the failure of the West Indies Federation 1945-1962
||Master of Arts
|Howard, Thomas C.
|Lux, David S.
|Neth, Mary C.
|Date of Defense
During World War II the rise of labor to political power
in Jamaica, an English Colony since 1655, represented a new
and dramatic development that necessitated political reform.
In November 1944, the inauguration of limited self-government
based upon the Westminster model of government, and for the
first time in the history of Jamaica, on universal adult
suffrage, brought the Crown Colony period to and end and
placed Jamaica securely on the road to self-government. Like
most British dependencies, Jamaica began a long period of
tutelary democracy under British guidance to achieve
statehood. From 1944 to full independence in 1962, periodic
constitutional advances took place. By 1959, the island was
self-governing with only defense and international relations
referred to the Crown.
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