Gabriel Jackson (born March 10, 1921) 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 (1960-1961), 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.
The Spanish Republic and the Civil War 1931-39 (1965),
The Spanish Civil War: Domestic Crisis or international Conspiracy (1966),
Historian's Quest (1969),
A Concise History of the Spanish Civil War (1974),
Civilization & Barbarity in 20th Century Europe,
Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain During the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39 by Judith Keene and Gabriel Jackson,
Making of Mediaeval Spain (Library of European Civilization)