Today's Social Issues – Democrats and Republicans
Covering everything from abortion to gun control to immigration, this book explains policies and positions of today's Democratic and Republican parties, giving readers a complete understanding of modern-day American politics and the 2016 presidential race.
• Offers clear, relevant information on current politics in America that enables readers to better understand the key issues and grasp what is at stake in the 2016 presidential election
• Documents differences of opinion on social issues within the Republican and Democratic parties where present and shows how the positions of the parties have changed over time
• Describes the issues dividing Democrats and Republicans and how these disagreements shape political gridlock
• Discusses interest groups with the most influence for each political party
• Features book chapters that are cross-referenced to allow readers easy access to the information they seek
About Timothy Kneeland (Buffalo, New York Author)
Timothy W. Kneeland was born and raised in East Aurora, New York outside of Buffalo. He earned a B.A. in history from the University at Buffalo, an M.A. in history from the University at Buffalo, an M.A. in the history of science from the University of Oklahoma, and a PhD. in history from the University of Oklahoma. He has been teaching at the college level since 1989, first in the Oklahoma City area, then in Greenville, Illinois, and since 2000 at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York.
Dr. Kneeland is married to Laura, who was born and raised in Cheektowaga, New York. The couple met while Timothy was working at Bryant & Stratton Eastern Hills Mall. They have four children, all of whom still live in Western New York.
Dr. Kneeland has published widely on topics in politics and the presidency, the history of science and psychiatry, and in natural disaster history and policy. He has finished a book lenth study of Hurricane Agnes which caused devastation across the U.S. in 1972 and is working on a study of how snow became a natural disaster after the Blizzard of 1977 that struck Buffalo, New York.