Odd S. Lovoll's Across the Deep Blue Sea: The Saga of Early Norwegian PDF

By Odd S. Lovoll

around the Deep Blue Sea investigates a bankruptcy in Norwegian immigration historical past that hasn't ever been totally advised sooner than. extraordinary S. Lovoll relates how Quebec, Montreal, and different port towns in Canada grew to become the gateway for Norwegian emigrants to North the United States, exchanging long island because the major vacation spot from 1850 till the past due 1860s. in the course of these years, ninety four percentage of Norwegian emigrants landed in Canada.

After the creation of unfastened exchange, Norwegian crusing ships engaged within the profitable bushes exchange among Canada and the British Isles. Ships carried trees a method around the Atlantic and emigrants at the manner west. For the overwhelming majority touchdown in Canadian port towns, Canada turned a hall to their ultimate locations within the top Midwest, essentially Wisconsin and Minnesota. Lovoll explains the institution and failure of Norwegian colonies in Quebec Province and will pay due recognition to the tragic destiny of the Gaspé settlement.

A own tale of the emigrant event handed down as family members lore is retold right here, supported by way of huge learn. the adventure south and payment within the top Midwest completes a hugely human narrative of the travails, patience, disasters, and successes of people that sought a greater existence in a brand new land.

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