Abolitionist rallies and troops

Broca

Senior Member
Italiano
Hi everyone,
we are talking abot Boston Common.

During the Civil War era, the park provided a venue for abolitionist rallies and troops.


What does the author mean with "troops"?

Thank you in advance.
Andrea
 
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    Please tell us where you found this sentence, and provide some context. What is the next sentence, for example?
     

    Broca

    Senior Member
    Italiano
    In addition to grazing their cows, the Puritans used the Common as a place to hang Quakers and other undesirables. e Massachusetts militia utilized it as a training ground for revolution until the British occupied Boston and the redcoats began an eight-year encampment on the Common. During the Civil War era, the park provided a venue for abolitionist rallies and troops. A cen- tury later, civil rights and anti–Vietnam War demonstrators marched across the manicured lawns.

    The book is 100 Parks, 5000 Ideas.

    I hope this helps.

    Andrea
     
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