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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).

Diana J. Kleiner


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 (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.