Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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Contents

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Introduction

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pp. 3-6

Across the Deep Blue Sea takes a new look at an early chapter in Norwegian emigration history and expands its focus to include historical developments in the Norwegian homeland, the United States, and Canada. From 1850 and for some...

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Chapter 1. Context and Setting

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pp. 7-34

The phrase the Canadian gateway denotes the years from 1850 when Quebec City and other seaports in Quebec Province replaced New York as ports of entry for Norwegian immigrants on sailing ships directly from Norway to North America...

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Chapter 2. Timber and Emmigrants

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pp. 35-82

Norway is a coastal nation with a long seafaring tradition dating back to the age of the Vikings, when Norsemen explored Europe by its oceans and rivers for trade and conquest. Showing great seamanship, the Vikings ventured across the...

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Chapter 3. The Canadian Epoch

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pp. 83-142

The term epoch denotes a period in history marked by notable events. In terms of Canadian immigration, this chapter will tell the distinctive stories of the recruitment of Norwegian emigrants by Canadian authorities, the crossing from Norway...

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Chapter 4. The American Campaign for Settlers

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pp. 143-174

The Canadian gateway was a corridor to the United States for most Norwegian emigrants landing in the city of Quebec and other ports in Quebec Province after 1850. The final chapter will follow the emigrants on their route south and...

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Epilogue

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pp. 175-178

The Canadian national household survey for 2011 showed that 452,705 Canadians identified themselves as Norwegian, having either multiple or single ethnic origin; 44,075 identified themselves as single-ethnic Norwegian. Norwegians constituted...

Acknowledgments

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pp. 179-182

Notes

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pp. 183-200

Index

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pp. 201-216

Back Cover

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