Review essays are book reviews of two or more books. They usually present the historiographical context for the books under review. To find these types of reviews enter your search term in the first search window and "review essay" in the second. There may not be review essays on your topic.
Academic history books almost always include introductions that place the work in the context of historiography. Find several historical monographs on your topic and read the introductions. Identify these books by selecting ones from academic publishers.