Sara B. Pritchard received her PhD in history from Stanford University in 2001. Her dissertation received the Rachel Carson Best Dissertation Prize, awarded annually by the American Society for Environmental History. She held postdoctoral fellowships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania before joining the Department of History and Philosophy at Montana State University. This article comes from her ï¬rst book, tentatively titled Recreating the RhÃ´ne: Nature, Technology, and the State in France since 1945. The author thanks Deborah Fitzgerald, Malick Ghachem, Gabrielle Hecht,Tara Nummedal, Jared Orsi, Jeï¬rey Ravel, Harriet Ritvo, Mary Louise Roberts, Richard White, Rosalind Williams, and the late Lara Moore, as well as the editors of French Historical Studies and three anonymous reviewers, for their insightful comments on previous versions of this essay. 1 Fernand Braudel, The Identity of France, trans. SiÃ¢n Reynolds, 2 vols. (New York, 1988), 1:7. French Historical Studies, Vol. 27, No. 4 (Fall 2004) Copyright Â© 2004 by the Society for French Historical Studies FRENCH HISTORICAL STUDIES Until the late twentieth century the cancellation of the RhÃ´neRhine liaison was politically and culturally unimaginable. During the interwar and postâWorld War II eras, a broad coalition of politicians, technical
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