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By Odd S. Lovoll

ISBN-10: 0873519612

ISBN-13: 9780873519618

around the Deep Blue Sea investigates a bankruptcy in Norwegian immigration heritage that hasn't ever been totally instructed sooner than. strange S. Lovoll relates how Quebec, Montreal, and different port towns in Canada turned the gateway for Norwegian emigrants to North the US, changing big apple because the major vacation spot from 1850 until eventually the past due 1860s. in the course of these years, ninety four percentage of Norwegian emigrants landed in Canada.

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

A own tale of the emigrant event handed down as kinfolk lore is retold right here, supported via vast learn. 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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