A True Maverick: the political career of Dr Oswald E. Anderson, 1919-1944

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This article looks at the local and national political career of the Jamaican doctor Oswarld E. Anderson. He was a 'true maverick' in his willingness to speak out about racial discrimination in Jamaica and also in his decision to stand as an independent candidate in the first election under universal suffrage in 1944 when the tide had turned in favour of party politics. This short overview of Anderson's life sheds greater light on the nature of decolonisation in the British Caribbean
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-29
Number of pages27
JournalNew West Indian Guide
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
EventSocial science history association - Boston, United States
Duration: 17 Nov 201120 Nov 2011


  • race
  • politics
  • jamaica
  • independence
  • decolonisation
  • discrimination
  • public health

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