Defending Colonial Order: the Massiac Club
This luxurious private mansion housed rather inglorious debates during the Revolution. It was here, in the home of Louis-Claude-René de Mordant, nicknamed the “Marquis de Massiac,” where the “White Colonists Club,” and then the “Massiac Club” held its meetings during the French Revolution. Its goal: use any means necessary in order to maintain the slave trade and slavery. And as for means, its members had many: as slave owners themselves, personally linked to colonists or traders in French slave-trading ports, they not only had great wealth, but also solid support in the Assembly!
9 place des Victoires