Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

H. W. Brands
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Chapter 5 Summary and Analysis

"Shadowed Love" describes the tortured path to marriage of Andrew and Rachel Jackson. She is the beautiful, black-eyed, dark-haired, oval-faced, dimpled daughter of a late pioneer. She marries Lewis Robards in Kentucky at the age of seventeen and moves in with his widowed mother, who takes in a boarder. Robards grows jealous and sends Rachel home to Nashville, where she finds that her mother has taken in Jackson as a lodger. Rachel is unhappy alone and knows divorce requires a special act of the state legislature, so she takes Robards back. They live near the Donelson home, where Robards grows jealous of Jackson. They have words, Jackson challenges him to a duel, Robards declines and leaves for Kentucky, and Jackson moves elsewhere.

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