Writing, etc.

Book

Race in a Godless World: Atheism, Race, and Civilization, 1850-1914 (Manchester University Press and New York University Press, 2019).

Academic Journal Articles

“Defining and Redefining Atheism: Dictionary and Encyclopedia Entries for ‘Atheism’ and Their Critics from the Early Modern Period to the Present,” Intellectual History Review (published online, 4 September 2019). 

https://doi.org/10.1080/17496977.2019.1642582


“Rethinking the Histories of Atheism, Unbelief, and Nonreligion: An Interdisciplinary Perspective,” Interdisciplinarity and Methodological Pluralism: The Practice of Intellectual History and Conceptual History, a special issue of Global Intellectual History (published online, 19 August 2019).

https://doi.org/10.1080/23801883.2019.1657640


“Unclasping the Eagle’s Talons: Mark Twain, American Freethought, and the Responses to Imperialism,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Vol. 17, No. 3, (2018): pp. 524-545.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S1537781418000099

“Atheism and Polygenesis in the Nineteenth Century: Charles Bradlaugh’s Racial Anthropology,” Modern Intellectual History, (published online, 9 January 2018).

https://doi.org/10.1017/S1479244317000622


“E.D. Morel (1873-1924), the Congo Reform Association, and the History of Human Rights,” Britain and the World, Vol. 9, No. 2, (September 2016): pp. 213-235.

https://doi.org/10.3366/brw.2016.0238

Email me at nathan.g.alexander50[at]gmail.com if you would like a PDF for any of these articles.

Other Articles

“A History of the Word ‘Atheism’ and the Politics of Dictionaries,” Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network Blog (January 2020).

https://nonreligionandsecularity.wordpress.com/2020/01/27/a-history-of-the-word-atheism-and-the-politics-of-dictionaries/

“Moncure Conway, Freethought, and Race in the Ninteenth Century,” Ethical Record (Winter 2019): 10-12.

https://conwayhall.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/EthicalRecord-WINTER-19-online.pdf

“Race in a Godless World: Atheism, Race, and Civilization, 1850-1914 – An Introduction,” Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network Blog (August 2019).

https://nsrn.net/2019/08/06/race-in-a-godless-world-atheism-race-and-civilization-1850-1914-an-introduction/


“Atheism, Race, and the Freethinker at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century,” The Freethinker (July 2019). https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefreethinker/2019/07/atheism-race-and-the-freethinker-at-the-turn-of-the- 19th-century/


“Towards a History of the Term ‘Racism’,” Monitor: Global Intelligence on Racism (May 2019). http://monitoracism.eu/towards-a-history-of-the-term-racism/  


“An Atheist With a Tall Hat On: The Forgotten History of Agnosticism,” The Humanist (February 2019).

https://thehumanist.com/magazine/march-april-2019/philosophically-speaking/philosophically-speaking-an-atheist-with-a-tall-hat-on-the-forgotten-history-of-agnosticism

* French translation by Michel Virard, “L’histoire oubliée de l’agnosticisme : un agnostique est-il un athée avec un chapeau haut-de-forme ?,” Le Québec Humaniste, vol 14, no 2 (2019): 1-3. https://assohum.org/Media/QH/QHVol14nu2.pdf

* Revised version reprinted in The Truth Seeker (January-April 2020): 25-27. http://thetruthseeker.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/TS-Jan-April2020-PW-web.pdf (password: SHAKER)

“Mark Twain, Freethought, and Anti-Imperialism,” The Truth Seeker (September-December 2018): 8-15.

http://thetruthseeker.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/TS-Sep-Dec018-webPW.pdf (password: irreverent)


“Freethinkers and the Fight Against Racism,” The Truth Seeker (January-April 2018): 30-36.

http://thetruthseeker.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Jan-April2018-TS-web-NOPW.pdf


“Exploring the Deep Roots of Scottish Secularism,” CommonSpace (March 2016).

https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/3606/nathan-alexander-exploring-the-deep-roots-of-scottish-secularism


“The Terms of Unbelief: An Atheist By Any Other Name,” The GC Advocate, CUNY Graduate Centre newspaper (February 2015).

http://gcadvocate.com/2015/02/25/the-terms-of-unbelief-atheist-by-any-other-name/


“Atheist Churches Aren’t New,” Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network Blog (May 2014).

http://blog.nsrn.net/2014/05/23/atheist-churches-arent-new/

Podcast Interviews

Free Thought Prophet Podcast (14 February 2020)


Life After God Podcast (9 February 2020)

Pondering Primates Podcast (5 February 2020)


Print Interviews 

Interviewed in the Truth Seeker (September-December 2019): 24-6, 44-7.

http://thetruthseeker.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/TS-Sept-Dec2019-web-lr.pdf (password: Peace)

Race in a Godless World – Q&A with Nathan Alexander (September 2019).

https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/articles/race-in-a-godless-world-qa-with-nathan-alexander/

Interviewed by Anton Jansson, International Society for Historians of Atheism, Secularism, and Humanism website (June 2019)

https://atheismsecularismhumanism.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/ishash-member-interview-nathan-alexander/  

Book Reviews

Review of Paul Harvey, Christianity and Race in the American South: A History (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2016), Global Intellectual History, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2019): 90-92.

https://doi.org/10.1080/23801883.2018.1432141


“Atheism: Whence and Whither?” (Review Essay), History of European Ideas, Vol. 43, No. 6 (2017): pp. 691-697.

(Review of Stephen LeDrew, The Evolution of Atheism: The Politics of a Modern Movement (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016); Nick Spencer, Atheists: The Origin of the Species (London: Bloomsbury, 2014); and Mitchell Stephens, Imagine There’s No Heaven: How Atheism Helped Create the Modern World (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).)
https://doi.org/10.1080/01916599.2016.1209364

 

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