Civil Rights and the Crisis of Liberalism: The Democratic Party, 1945-1976 is about ideology and politics. It focuses on the civil rights issue in Democratic party politics from 1945 to 1976 but glances at a longer history to describe American liberalism.
Part 1: Liberalism and American History 1. The Contradictions of Liberalism 2. The Limits of Liberalism 3. The Limits of Reform 4. The New Deal Part 2: Civil Rights and the Liberal Triumph 5. The Fair Deal 6. The Truce of 1952 7. The Resumption of Conflict 8. The 1956 Campaign 9. The Liberal Triumph Part 3: Civil Rights and the Liberal Failure 10. Beyond Liberalism 11. Liberalism Reassessed 12. The Postliberal World