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The Free Man

The Free Man The revolutionary patriot known as Henry Free had come to America as the boy Henner Dellicker and his new life was as different as his name and the childhood he left behind in Germany He had traveled

  • Title: The Free Man
  • Author: Conrad Richter
  • ISBN: 9780812216790
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • The revolutionary patriot known as Henry Free had come to America as the boy Henner Dellicker and his new life was 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 194The revolutionary patriot known as Henry Free had come to America as the boy Henner Dellicker and his new life was 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 More than the account of one individual, The Free Man is the story of a people and of two times Like Richter s own forebears, the character of Henry Free is one of the hard working Palatine Germans who came to farm in Pennsylvania and stayed to fight for liberty on the battlefields of the Revolution Written at the height of World War II, it is also a book that asserts the patriotism of generations of Americans of German descent In the process of telling these stories, 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 This engaging work of historical fiction will be enjoyed by adults and younger readers alike.

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    1. This is one of those books that you don't want to finish. Henry Free, a Palatine, travelled from Germany to the free land of Pennsyvlvania. It was a rough sea voyage and Henner found out he had been duped into years of bondage. The history is great, the "dialect" he spoke is shown throughout and it is a wonderful story to read about an 18 year old man who aids in the Revolution.Any book by Conrad Richter is great writing but this one has subject and theme that is part of my history so I lived He [...]

    2. Very good book published in 1943 about a teen immigrant who is sold into servitude by the boat captain to people in PA, and his life until freedom.

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