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Dreaming of Dry Land: Environmental Transformation in Colonial Mexico City

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Dreaming of Dry Land: Environmental Transformation in Colonial Mexico City

Vera S. Candiani

Tracing the long history of one of the most complex drainage projects in the early modern world, this book aims to explain what colonization looked like on the ground and how it affected land, water, ecosystems, and humans, as well as the relationships among them. Through the Desagüe de Huehuetoca, as the drainage project was called, Spanish settlers and urban elites in the City of Mexico sought to desiccate the enclosed lake system that surrounded their capital and periodically flooded it. ... Read more


 

 

 

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