George LippardGeorge Lippard (April 10, 1822February 9, 1854) was a 19th-century American novelist, journalist, playwright, social activist, and labor organizer. He was a popular author in antebellum America.
A friend of Edgar Allan Poe, Lippard advocated a socialist political philosophy and sought justice for the working class in his writings. He founded a secret benevolent society, Brotherhood of the Union, investing in it all the trappings of a religion; the society, a precursor to labor organizations, survived until 1994. He authored two principal kinds of stories: Gothic tales about the immorality, horror, vice, and debauchery of large cities, such as ''The Monks of Monk Hall'' (1844), reprinted as ''The Quaker City'' (1844); and historical fiction of a type called romances, such as ''Blanche of Brandywine'' (1846), ''Legends of Mexico'' (1847), and the popular ''Legends of the Revolution'' (1847). Both kinds of stories, sensational and immensely popular when written, are mostly forgotten today. Lippard died at the age of 31 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 9, 1854. Provided by Wikipedia
Blanche of Brandywine : or, September the eighth to eleventh, 1777. A romance of the American Revolution.
The Nazarene, or, The last of the Washingtons : a revelation of Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, in the year 1844
The Rose of Wissahikon, or, The Fourth of July, 1776 : a romance, embracing the secret history of the Declaration of Independence
Blanche of Brandywine, or, September the eighth to eleventh, 1777 : a romance of the American Revolution.
Washington and his men : Being the "second series" of the Legends of the American Revolution of "1776"