As I get ready to go out the door, I am not able to come up with much that would be useful. You could try looking at Chapter 4 of Gerald Jaynes' book BRANCHES WITHOUT ROOTS. A better suggestion: Send a message to Professor Jacqueline Jones, chair of the UT Austin History Department, at email@example.com. Tell her I sent you. She is not only a spectacularly knowledgeable and brilliant historian. She is also a really, really nice person. My guess is that in an instant she could send you to the right sources.
Thanks for the inquiry. I honestly thought no one would read the post. :)