Description: On the Caribbean island of Grenada, Fédon’s Rebellion takes place from 1795 to 1796. The key leader of this uprising is Julien Fédon, a French Catholic plantation owner of mixed-race, who is fighting against British rule in Grenada. Fédon is influenced by the French Revolution and his mission is to make Grenada “a black republic just like Haiti”. The rebel army includes free mixed-race French speakers and slaves (slaves fought on both sides of the conflict.) A significant number of slaves die as the rebels gain control of a large part of the island, but not the seat of the government, the parish of St. George. Fédon’s insurgent army is then defeated by the military forces of Scottish General Ralph Abercromby. This collection includes original correspondence and materials regarding the suppression of the rebellion, trials and execution of the convicted insurgents and military reports from The National Archives; as well as articles and primary sources.