Across the Deep Blue Sea: The Saga of Early Norwegian by Odd Lovoll

By Odd Lovoll

Across the Deep Blue Sea investigates a bankruptcy in Norwegian immigration heritage that hasn't ever been absolutely instructed ahead of. peculiar S. Lovoll relates how Quebec, Montreal, and different port towns in Canada grew to become the gateway for Norwegian emigrants to North the US, exchanging ny because the major vacation spot from 1850 until eventually the overdue 1860s. in the course of these years, ninety four percentage of Norwegian emigrants landed in Canada.

After the advent of unfastened alternate, Norwegian crusing ships engaged within the profitable trees 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 higher Midwest, basically Wisconsin and Minnesota. Lovoll explains the institution and failure of Norwegian colonies in Quebec Province and will pay due awareness to the tragic destiny of the Gaspe settlement.

A own tale of the emigrant adventure handed down as kin lore is retold right here, supported by way of vast study. the adventure south and cost within the top Midwest completes a hugely human narrative of the travails, patience, mess ups, and successes of people that sought a greater lifestyles in a brand new land.

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