The Play Must Go West

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Soon after the American Revolution, Americans began their expansion to the west. It was our Manifest Destiny to tame the wilds of the west and expand our nation from coast to coast. Families from all over would load up their belongings and travel to the newly purchased lands. People from New York, Philadelphia, Boston and all parts of the new nation brought with them their language, culture and belief systems. Along with this they also …

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…we did and we took the theater with us. Bibliography Works Cited Billington, Ray Allen. "Westward Expansion; A history of the American Frontier." New York: Macmillan, 1967 Clark, Dan Elbert. "The West in American History" New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1937 Horblow, Arthur. "A history of the Theatre in America from its Beginnings to the Present Time." New York: B. Bloom, 1965 c1919 McKay, Hill, Buckler. "A history of Western Society 5th Edition" Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1995