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The Free Man (Pennsylvania Paperbacks)

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The revolutionary patriot known as Henry Free had come to America as the boy Henner Dellicker-his new life as different as his name and the childhood he left behind in Germany. He had traveled to colonial Philadelphia in a ship crowded with starving emigrants, only to discover that it was indentured servitude, not freedom, to which he sailed.

Conrad Richter's 1943 novel, now restored to print, tells the rousing story of Free's journey, of his time in service, and of his struggle for freedom-his own, and that of the young nation of which he becomes a part. In the process of telling this story, Richter reveals many details about everyday life in eighteenth-century Philadelphia and highlights the little-known part played by the founding fathers of the Pennsylvania Dutch in America's growth to nationhood.

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The revolutionary patriot known as Henry Free had come to America as the boy Henner Dellicker--his new life as different as his name and the childhood he left behind in Germany. He had traveled to colonial Philadelphia in a ship crowded with starving emigrants, only to discover that it was indentured servitude, not freedom, to which he sailed.Conrad Richter's 1943 novel, now restored to print, tells the rousing story of Free's journey, of his time in service, and of his struggle for freedom--his own, and that of the young nation of which he becomes a part. In the process of telling this story, Richter reveals many details about everyday life in eighteenth-century Philadelphia and highlights the little-known part played by the founding fathers of the Pennsylvania Dutch in America's growth to nationhood.

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This engaging work of historical fiction will be enjoyed by adults and younger readers alike.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812216790
Afterword:
Wolf, Stephanie Grauman
Author:
Wolf, Stephanie Grauman
Author:
Richter, Conrad
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Philadelphia
Subject:
Palatine Americans.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Pennsylvania Paperbacks
Series Volume:
no. 15
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
7.47x5.16x.57 in. .42 lbs.

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Product details 184 pages University of Pennsylvania Press - English 9780812216790 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The revolutionary patriot known as Henry Free had come to America as the boy Henner Dellicker--his new life as different as his name and the childhood he left behind in Germany. He had traveled to colonial Philadelphia in a ship crowded with starving emigrants, only to discover that it was indentured servitude, not freedom, to which he sailed.Conrad Richter's 1943 novel, now restored to print, tells the rousing story of Free's journey, of his time in service, and of his struggle for freedom--his own, and that of the young nation of which he becomes a part. In the process of telling this story, Richter reveals many details about everyday life in eighteenth-century Philadelphia and highlights the little-known part played by the founding fathers of the Pennsylvania Dutch in America's growth to nationhood.
"Synopsis" by , This engaging work of historical fiction will be enjoyed by adults and younger readers alike.
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