Lippard, George, 1822-1854

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George Lippard founded the Brotherhood of the Union in 1844.

From the description of Notebook. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122609680

George Lippard (1822-1854), novelist, essayist, lecturer, and founder of the Union of the Brotherhood, was born in West Nantmeal, Pa., and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. Lippard attended Classical Academy in Rhinebeck, N.Y., until he chose to give up his studies for a career as a writer on the staff of a Philadelphia daily, Spirit of the Times. Lippard became a prolific writer for various journals and published several books (e.g., The Quaker City, 1844). He soon turned to the lecture circuit, delivering addresses based on his series, "Legends of the Revolution." In 1850, Lippard originated his own philosophy and religion in the form of the Brotherhood of the Union, which was anti-capitalist and advocated cooperative economic and social activities among men. By 1854, the Union had lodges in 23 states. The organization was later known as the Brotherhood of America.

From the description of Papers, 1843-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122559712

Philadelphia author.

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to an unidentified correspondent, 1854 Jan. 30. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475384

From the description of ALS : to E.W.C. Greene, [18]52 Mar. 21[?]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122633655

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Theoly[?] S. Newcomer, 1847 Dec. 13. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122690106

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associatedWith Brainard, Charles Henry, 1817-1885 person
associatedWith Brotherhood of the Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891 person
associatedWith Diagnothian Literary Society. person
associatedWith Emory College. corporateBody
associatedWith Ford family. family
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. person
associatedWith Greene, E. W. C., person
associatedWith Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946. person
associatedWith Lippard family. family
correspondedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 person
associatedWith Macfarlane, William. person
associatedWith Peterson, Theophilus Beasley, 1821-1890. person
associatedWith Reid, William, fl. 1795-1797. person
associatedWith Supreme Circle Brotherhood of America (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Telfer, John R. person
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Philadelphia (Pa.)
United States
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Birth 1822-04-10

Death 1854-02-09




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