WASHINGTON AMERICAN. The Washington American was founded by George W. Crawford and George W. Perkins at Washington-on-the-Brazos on November 1, 1855, and published until some time in 1857. The newspaper supported the American (Know-Nothing) Party and covered William Walker's filibustering efforts in Nicaragua.
Marilyn M. Sibley, Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers before the Civil War (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1983).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Diana J. Kleiner, "WASHINGTON AMERICAN," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eew01), accessed October 21, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.