Then and Now
Celebrate 100 years of The World Book Encyclopedia by taking a look at the world in 1917 compared to today.


Women on the March in 1917

​March is Women’s History Month in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, where it coincides with International Women’s Day (March 8). As we celebrate this relatively recent annual observance of women's achievements and contributions to society, it is interesting to look back 100 years, when The World Book Encyclopedia was first published, to see how women in these countries and others fared back in 1917.