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The Resource Across the deep blue sea : the saga of early Norwegian immigrants, Odd S. Lovoll

Across the deep blue sea : the saga of early Norwegian immigrants, Odd S. Lovoll

Label
Across the deep blue sea : the saga of early Norwegian immigrants
Title
Across the deep blue sea
Title remainder
the saga of early Norwegian immigrants
Statement of responsibility
Odd S. Lovoll
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Across the Deep Blue Sea investigates a chapter in Norwegian immigration history that has never been fully told before. Odd S. Lovoll relates how Quebec, Montreal, and other port cities in Canada became the gateway for Norwegian emigrants to North America, replacing New York as the main destination from 1850 until the late 1860s. During those years, 94 percent of Norwegian emigrants landed in Canada. After the introduction of free trade, Norwegian sailing ships engaged in the lucrative timber trade between Canada and the British Isles. Ships carried timber one way across the Atlantic and emigrants on the way west. For the vast majority landing in Canadian port cities, Canada became a corridor to their final destinations in the Upper Midwest, primarily Wisconsin and Minnesota. Lovoll explains the establishment and failure of Norwegian colonies in Quebec Province and pays due attention to the tragic fate of the Gaspe settlement. A personal story of the emigrant experience passed down as family lore is retold here, supported by extensive research. The journey south and settlement in the Upper Midwest completes a highly human narrative of the travails, endurance, failures, and successes of people who sought a better life in a new land. Odd S. Lovoll, professor emeritus of history at St. Olaf College and recipient of the Fritt Ords Honnør for his work on Norwegian immigration, is the author of numerous books, including Norwegians on the Prairie and Norwegian Newspapers in America"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
971.4/0043982
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1055.N6
LC item number
L68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Across the deep blue sea : the saga of early Norwegian immigrants, Odd S. Lovoll
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Context and Setting -- Timber and Emigrants -- The Canadian Epoch -- The American Campaign for Settlers -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780873519618
Lccn
2014042451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn898088065
  • UtOrBLW
Label
Across the deep blue sea : the saga of early Norwegian immigrants, Odd S. Lovoll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Context and Setting -- Timber and Emigrants -- The Canadian Epoch -- The American Campaign for Settlers -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780873519618
Lccn
2014042451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn898088065
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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