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, Vol. 30, No. 2 (2020): pp. 253-271.
“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).
“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.
“Atheism and Polygenesis in the Nineteenth Century: Charles Bradlaugh’s Racial Anthropology,” Modern Intellectual History, Vol. 16, No. 3 (November 2019): pp. 835-861.
“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.
Email me at nathan.g.alexander50[at]gmail.com if you would like a PDF for any of these articles.
Nonreligious Americans: The Key Demographic That No One is Talking About (with Todd Tavares)
The Humanist (January 2021)
Arc Digital (November 2020)
Arc Digital (September 2020)
Medium (August 2020)
Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network Blog (January 2020)
Ethical Record (Winter 2019): 10-12
Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network Blog (August 2019)
The Freethinker (July 2019)
Monitor: Global Intelligence on Racism (May 2019)
The Humanist (February 2019)
* 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.
The Truth Seeker (September-December 2018): 8-15 (password: irreverent)
The Truth Seeker (January-April 2018): 30-36
CommonSpace (March 2016)
The GC Advocate, CUNY Graduate Centre newspaper (February 2015)
Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network Blog (May 2014)
Review of Christopher Grasso, Skepticism and American Faith: From the Revolution to the Civil War (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019) in American Religion, Vol. 2, no. 1 (2020): 189-91.
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.
“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).)