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Washington American

Diana J. Kleiner General Entry

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 entry.

Diana J. Kleiner, “Washington American,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 11, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

July 1, 1995