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.
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).)