Gabriel Jackson

Historian, Composer

1921 –

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Who is Gabriel Jackson?

Gabriel Jackson is an American Hispanist, historian and journalist. He was born in Mount Vernon, New York in 1921. He is a leading authority on the Second Spanish Republic and the Spanish Civil War. Since his retirement he has lived in Barcelona, Spain.

A victim of McCarthyism, he studied at Harvard and Stanford before attaining his doctorate at Université de Toulouse. A Fulbright scholar, he obtained his professorship in 1965 and is Professor Emeritus at University of California, San Diego.

A disciple of both Jaume Vicens i Vives and prominent French historian Pierre Vilar, Jackson has been a regular collaborator of the Spanish daily El País for many years.

In 1966 he was awarded the American Historical Association's Herbert Baxter Adams Prize, and in 2002, Spain's prestigious Nebrija Prize from the University of Salamanca.

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Born
Mar 10, 1921
Mount Vernon
Nationality
  • United States of America
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on July 23, 2013

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