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historian , journalist

Gabriel Jackson, American historian, educator. Member Amnesty International.


Jackson, Gabriel was born on March 10, 1921 in Mount Vernon, New York, United States. Son of Walter and Julia (Goldberg) Jackson.


AB, Harvard University, 1942. Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, University Toulouse, France, 1952.


Teacher English, Spanish, Putney School, 1946-1949; instructor history, Goddard College, 1952-1955; instructor, assistant professor of history, Wellesley College, 1955-1960; associate professor of history, Knox College, 1962-1965; professor, University of California, San Diego, 1965-1983; department chairman history, University of California, San Diego, 1965-1967, 70-71; associate dean graduate studies, research, University of California, San Diego, 1976-1978; retired, University of California, San Diego, 1983. Freelance writer for Spanish, United States newspapers.


  • A victim of McCarthyism, he studied at Harvard and Stanford before attaining his doctorate at Université de Toulouse. 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.



Member Amnesty International.


Walter Jackson

Julia (Goldberg) Jackson