History Department

Charles Beatty-Medina

Charles Beatty-Medina, Professor, specializes in the history of Colonial Latin America, the African Diaspora, the Atlantic and circum-Caribbean region. In addition to research at numerous U.S. archives and collections, he has undertaken archival research in Ecuador, Spain, Colombia, and Mexico. His publications examine the African maroon societies of colonial Ecuador and African slave resistance.




Contact Information:

Office:  University Hall 5210-H
Phone: 419-530-5060
Email:   charles.beattymedina@utoledo.edu


A Selection of Professor Beatty-Medina's Publications:

  1. Review, Bryant, Sherwin. Rivers of Gold, Lives of Bondage: Governing through Slavery in Colonial Quito, Ethnohistory, 2017.
  2. Review, Diouf, Sylviane. Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons, EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE, 2017.
  3. “Alonso de Illescas” and “Francisco de Arobe” for Oxford Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, 2015.
  4. “Maroons Societies in Latin America” (Oxford Press, Online Bibliographies) 2014.
  5. Contested Territories: Native Americans & Non-Natives in the Lower Great Lakes, 1700-1850, Editor and Contributor, Michigan State University Press. 2012.
  6. “Between the Cross and the Sword: Religious Conquest and Maroon Legitimacy in sixteenth and early seventeenth century Esmeraldas.” Book Chapter in Africans to Colonial Spanish America, eds. Sherwin K. Bryant, Rachel S. O’Toole, Ben Vinson III., University of Illinois Press, 2012.
  7. “Fray Alonso de Espinosa’s Report on Pacifying the Fugitive Slaves of the Pacific Coast.” Book chapter in Documenting Latin America: Gender and Race, Empire and Nation, eds. Leo Garofalo and Erin O’Conner. Prentice Hall Publishers, 2010.
  8. “Alonso de Illescas: African, Ladino, and Maroon Leader in 16th century colonial Ecuador.” Book Chapter in The Human Tradition in the Black Atlantic 1500-2000, eds. Beatriz Gallotti Mamigonian and Karen Racine. Rowman and Littlefield, 2009.
  9. “Letter from Don Alonso de Illescas from the province of Esmeraldas.” Book chapter in Afro-Latin Voices, eds. Kathryn McKnight and Leo Garofalo. Hackett Publishing Company, 2009.
  10. Review, Graubart, Karen. With Our Labor and our Sweat: Indigenous Women and the Formation of Colonial Society in Peru, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas 6, no. 4 (Winter 2009) 121-123.
  11. "Caught between Rivals: The Spanish-African Maroon Competition for Captive Labor in the Region of Esmeraldas During the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries, " The Americas 63, no. 1 (2006): 113-36.
  12. "El retrato de los cimarrones de Esmeraldas,” in Ecuador~España: historia y perspectiva, edited by María Elena Porras and Pedro Calvo-Sotelo, 18-21: Embajada de España en el Ecuador, Archivo Histórico del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores del Ecuador, 2001


Last Updated: 9/23/21