Slavery and the French Revolution
Revolution and Rebellion
- Fear of slave rebellion in the colonies hardened conservative positions.
- Anti-slavery became associated with the French Revolution.
Revolutionary Anti-Slavery: The Société des Amis des Noirs (1788)
- Jacques-Pierre Brissot, a Girondin, founds the society along with other revolutionaries.
- The status of the French colonies, Guadaloupe, Martinique, and St. Domingue, remains in question.