Colony That Rose from the Sea: Norwegian Maritime Migration and Community in Brooklyn, 1850-1930

Colony That Rose from the Sea: Norwegian Maritime Migration and Community in Brooklyn, 1850-1930

by David C. Mauk

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Overview

The development of the Norwegian community in Brooklyn was closely tied to the international maritime trade that developed from the 1850s to 1920. In this first book-length study of the immigrant community originally known as the Red Hook district and later as Little Norway, a Norwegian scholar traces its development and its place in the overall scheme of Norwegian emigration to America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252024009
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 11/01/1997
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.23(w) x 10.19(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Colony that Rose from the Sea
3(14)
Chapter 2: The Norwegian Background of Brooklyn's Red Hook Colony
17(24)
Chapter 3: Getting There and Coming Ashore: Maritime Transience, Desertion, and Settlement in Manhattan
41(28)
Chapter 4: One Pattern among Many in Brooklyn's Complex and Shifting Fabric
69(24)
Chapter 5: Saving Seamen in Babylon: The First Institutions in Brooklyn's Norwegian Colony
93(26)
Chapter 6: In the Foundry of Change: Coping with the Transformations of the 1880s
119(32)
Chapter 7: Living and Working Together in the 1890s
151(35)
Chapter 8: Our Own Little World: Community Life in Little Norway, 1890-1910
186(27)
Chapter 9: A Den of Pirates with Many Tales to Tell
213(10)
Appendices 223(12)
Notes 235(32)
Index 267

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