by Assad Shoman
The struggle of the Belizean people for independence from Britain occurred in two distinct phases. The first, from 1950 to 1960, was a struggle against the colonial power; the second, from 1961 to 1981, was one to achieve full sovereignty with territorial integrity in the face of the territorial claim of neighboring Guatemala. In both phases, questions of “race” and ethnicity played a part in the development of the struggle.
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Keywords: ethnicity, Belize independence, Guatemala claim, nationalism, identity
Suggested APA Reference: Shoman, A. (2008). THE ROLE OF ETHNICITY IN BELIZE’S INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLES.