"In Liquid Landscape, Michele Currie Navakas demonstrates with brilliant originality how the topographical distinctiveness of Florida's 'unstable ground' generated counter-conceptions of roots and boundaries, historical exceptionality, ideals of possession and property, and much else during the formation of national identity over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A remarkable, fascinating achievement.”

—John Matthews, Boston University

"Michele Currie Navakas ranges to excellent effect among a variety of genres and media, and her historical purview from the late colonial era through Reconstruction is similarly impressive and useful."

—Jennifer Greeson, University of Virginia