Slotkin’s ‘No Quarter’ Praised

No Quarter: The battle of the Crater, 1864 by Richard Slotkin, Olin Professor of English, emeritus, is praised in a recent review in The New York Times. The book examines a Civil War battle in 1864 that involved extensive use of black soldiers by the Union and became a polarizing political symbol that might have cost Lincoln his second term as President of the United States. The review calls No Quarter “a riveting narrative and fair play to both sides, while exhuming an important episode from relative obscurity.”