Welcome to the companion website for Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations, available now from NYU Press.

We invite you to explore many of the book’s stories and themes shared by the author through an exclusive blog, which captures the story behind the Capital of the World, including details of the author’s research experiences and links to additional resources.

In the Teaching Guides section of the website, you will find specially-created guides for teachers of U.S. and world history as well as readers with professional interests in fields such as public service, public relations, and organizational dynamics—perfect for classes and professional development workshops. The Documents page suggests several U.S. history and United Nations websites and resources for those interested in learning more.

And finally, the List of Contenders section offers the comprehensive appendix of the book—an extensive list with details about the surprising variety of cities and towns vying to be the home of the United Nations.


About the Author

Charlene Mires is Professor of History at Rutgers University-Camden and director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH). She is the author of Independence Hall in American Memory, editor-in-chief of The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphiaand a co-recipient of a Pulitzer Prize in journalism.

Follow her on Twitter: @profmires