Everything you need to understand or teach The Tamarack Tree by Patricia Clapp.
A coming-of-age story, The Tamarack Tree describes the journey from fourteen-yearold girlhood to young adulthood through the trauma, tragedy, and triumph of the American Civil War. The author uses historical fiction to introduce the reader to this war, slavery, and the antebellum South.
The chapters are written as if they were taken from the diary of Rosemary Leigh, who lived in Vicksburg from 1859 to 1863.
Rosemary is an orphaned English girl who comes...