RWBF:Chapter Four Development Notes

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  • Vendée uprising and its brutal repression in 1793
  • Shifting attitudes towards emancipation and manumission
  • Colonists who had agitated for "representation in the General States of France" got their way in June 1789. They might have wished they hadn't, as they were besieged almost immediately by the Society of the Friends of the Blacks to abolish the slave trade. (Saint-Louis)