George Lippard has been long forgotten, but he was one of the most original and striking personalities of his time in America. In Quaker City,or the Monks of Monk Hall, one of the most popular novels in American history, Lippard crystallizes nineteenth-century social issues with directness. In Quaker City, Lippard tries to build working-class identities different from the middle-class Puritan of New England, by inventing counter-histories focused on Pennsylvania. He attacks the corruption of domestic, financial, and religious morals in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, and attempts to purify them through his writing. At the end of the novel, he aims to reconstitute an innocent middle-class family, namely the Arlington family and establish a city of ``Brotherly Love`` in the frontier of Wyoming. The ending, however, may appear agitating and discomforting as the Arlingtons are unable to leave behind the terrible memories of Philadelphia in the frontier. Even though the Arlingtons fail to establish a new place of Brotherly Love, a Quaker Utopia William Penn had hoped to build, Quaker City at least does make us speculate seriously how to approach the problems of the world filled with worsening symptoms of New Capitalism once more.