Ynfante, Charles

Dr. Charles Ynfante is Professor Emeritus of History at Mesalands Community College. He earned his Ph.D. at Northern Arizona University. He taught American history, European history, political science, and psychology at Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, New Mexico for several years. Dr. Ynfante has done research at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Impact of Globalization on the American Southwest
2006 0-7734-5701-1
The impact of globalization on the American Southwest is the subject of this study. Globalization means more than goods or services moving globally. Renaissance Europeans believed that the Garden of Eden existed in actuality. Columbus claimed that he had recovered it and attributed primitive Christianity to the natives he found. Also, Europeans imposed pre-conceived social constructs of race and ethnicity upon these natives. Global migrations of people also impacted the area, starting with the First Americans and continuing with the migrations that followed Columbus. The globalization of technology, science, language, and disease played parts as well. These, however, did not eradicate Indians or their culture. Global wars influenced the Southwest through military bases and social groups. Capitalism, a European invention, impacted the relationships of people in the region. Imperialism by various European nations, and later the United States, reduced the region to a pawn to be manipulated. Finally, global warming impacts the area through drought and potential diseases. This study contends that given all of the influence and impact globalization has had much of life and culture has remained the same until only recently. This study is written for a general readership.

Transformation of Arizona Into a Modern State
2002 0-7734-7206-1
This study covers Arizona’s homefront history during WWII, encompassing themes that are both institutional and social. It examines government, private industry and their economic programs, official policies of state and federal agencies. It examines the way Native Americans, Japanese aliens, and Japanese-Americans, Mexican-Americans and Mexican nationals, African-Americans, foreigners, international and local prisoners, children, and whites worked together – voluntarily or not – in the war effort.