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

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By Odd Lovoll

Across the Deep Blue Sea investigates a bankruptcy in Norwegian immigration heritage that hasn't ever been absolutely advised ahead of. ordinary S. Lovoll relates how Quebec, Montreal, and different port towns in Canada turned the gateway for Norwegian emigrants to North the USA, changing big apple because the major vacation spot from 1850 till the overdue 1860s. in the course of these years, ninety four percentage of Norwegian emigrants landed in Canada.

After the advent of loose alternate, Norwegian crusing ships engaged within the profitable bushes exchange among Canada and the British Isles. Ships carried bushes a method around the Atlantic and emigrants at the manner west. For the overwhelming majority touchdown in Canadian port towns, Canada grew to become 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 can pay due realization to the tragic destiny of the Gaspe settlement.

A own tale of the emigrant adventure handed down as family members lore is retold the following, supported through wide examine. the adventure south and payment within the higher Midwest completes a hugely human narrative of the travails, patience, mess ups, and successes of people that sought a greater existence in a brand new land.

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