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The People of the Portuguese and Spanish Colonies


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The People of the Portuguese and Spanish Colonies

  1. 1. The people of the Portuguese and Spanish Colonies in America Hist 140 Theme 3 Part 3 Sumer 2011 By: Le Thi My Ho
  2. 2. Catarina de Monte Sinay <ul><li>Period: 17 – 18 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>Colony: Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Social Group: Bahia </li></ul><ul><li>Gender: Female </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Nun and Entrepreneur </li></ul>
  3. 3. Catarina de Monte Sinay <ul><li>Dedicated her life to being a “Bride of Christ” </li></ul><ul><li>Young novice at Desterro Convent of Bahis, the only convent in Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Her model of saintly behavior: Madre Vitoria da Encarnacao </li></ul><ul><li>Smart and skillful in business and financial dealings that in a period of over half a century she had built up a working capital of 4,404,000 reis – a considerable sum equal approximately to half of the wealthy convent’s total annual income </li></ul>
  4. 4. Antonio de Gouveia <ul><li>Period: 16 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>Colony: Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Social Group: Azorean </li></ul><ul><li>Gender: Male </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Priest and Adventurer </li></ul>
  5. 5. Antonio de Gouveia <ul><li>Practices Astrology, Medicine, Alchemy, and Fortunes Telling </li></ul><ul><li>Confident and Charming Character </li></ul><ul><li>Banished to Brazil and later deported to Lisbon to be incarcerated </li></ul>
  6. 6. Enrico Martinez <ul><li>Period: 16 – 17 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>Colony: Mexico New Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Social Group: Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Gender: Male </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Printer and Engineer </li></ul>
  7. 7. Enrico Martinez <ul><li>A printer from Seville, Spain who went to Veracruz, Mexico in his 30s to see the new world and make his fortune from it </li></ul><ul><li>Struggle against the obstacles faced by educated people in colonial society because he brought with him more than the immigrant’s usual repertory of negotiable talents </li></ul><ul><li>His energy and intellectual curiosity led him to challenge several important facets of colonial society </li></ul><ul><li>As a printer, he was cautious; writer, he edged toward new ideas but fearfully drew back; as an engineer, he was innovative and accurate in his analysis but less skillful in its execution; as a politician, he combined an admirable defense of what he believed right with a less commendable inflexibility and ineptness in attaining it </li></ul>
  8. 8. Diego Vasicuio <ul><li>Period: 16 – 17 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>Colony: Peru </li></ul><ul><li>Social Group: Native Peruvian </li></ul><ul><li>Gender: Male </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Native Priest </li></ul>
  9. 9. Diego Vasicuio <ul><li>Work to preserve the ideas and beliefs held by his people </li></ul><ul><li>Missionaries wanted to convert the natives to Catholicism including Diego </li></ul><ul><li>At 90 yrs old - charged for heresy by the Catholic church </li></ul><ul><li>Worshipped the god “Sorimana” and holder of its figurine </li></ul><ul><li>Was able to keep his faith by tricking the Catholic priests </li></ul>
  10. 10. Isabel Moctezuma <ul><li>Period: 16 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>Colony: Mexico New Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Social Group: Aztec </li></ul><ul><li>Gender: Female </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Princess and Mestizaje Pioneer </li></ul>
  11. 11. Isabel Moctezuma <ul><li>Aztec Princess Tecuichpotzin who married young and had 6 husbands </li></ul><ul><li>Converted to Catholicism and baptized as Isabel </li></ul><ul><li>4 th Husband – Conquistador Alonso de Grado, died shortly after their marriage when she was 17 yrs old </li></ul><ul><li>Hernando Cortes included her in his heir before arranging Isabel’s 5 th marriage </li></ul>
  12. 12. Francisco Baquero <ul><li>Period: 18 – 19 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>Colony: Buenos Aires, Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Social Group: Mestizo </li></ul><ul><li>Gender: Male </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Shoemaker and Organizer </li></ul>
  13. 13. Francisco Baquero <ul><li>A Master Shoemaker but wasn’t successful </li></ul><ul><li>Worked to create a Union with regulations to control quality and customer base </li></ul><ul><li>Formed a Union of Negro and Mulatto Shoemakers but got rejected </li></ul><ul><li>Traveled to Madrid to fight for a segregated union </li></ul>