This is fascinating: Napoleon restored slavery in Guadeloupe and French Guiana, arrested and imprisoned Toussaint L’Ouverature, attempted to restore slavery in Saint-Domingue, banned negroes and mulattoes from the soil of the French Republic, and criminalized miscegenation and interracial marriage in France:
“Years later, questioned by his friend Truguet about what he had done in Saint-Domingue, an enraged Bonaparte declared that, had he been in Martinique during the Revolution, he would have supported the English rather than accept an end to slavery. “I am for the whites because I am white; I have no other reason, and that one is good,” he said. “How is it possible that liberty was given to Africans, to men who had no civilization, who did not even know what the colony was, what France was? It is perfectly clear that those who wanted the freedom of the blacks wanted the slavery of the whites.”
Note: This excerpt comes from Laurent DuBois’ A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804.