Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
In this thesis, I propose that Mexican water works during the Porfiriato influenced the development of modernity because of hydrology’s link between society and environment. These two canals in particular provide a window on the relationship between the state and environment that connects the two in the efforts of state formation. The Gran Canal and the Canal de la Viga both worked as tools for social and political construction for Mexicans to imagine modernity for themselves and for their country.
Stogsdill, Kate, "Liquid Liberalism: Environment, the State, and Society in Porfirian Mexico." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2013.