By Odd Lovoll
Across the Deep Blue Sea investigates a bankruptcy in Norwegian immigration heritage that hasn't ever been absolutely informed earlier than. strange S. Lovoll relates how Quebec, Montreal, and different port towns in Canada grew to become the gateway for Norwegian emigrants to North the USA, exchanging 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 unfastened 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 higher Midwest, basically Wisconsin and Minnesota. Lovoll explains the institution and failure of Norwegian colonies in Quebec Province and can pay due awareness to the tragic destiny of the Gaspe settlement.
A own tale of the emigrant event handed down as relatives lore is retold right here, supported by way of large examine. the adventure south and payment within the higher 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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