BN.com Gift Guide

History of Accountancy in the United States: The Cultural Significance of Accounting

Overview

The only comprehensive chronicle of American accountancy from the colonial period to the present, this completely revised edition provides practicing accountants and professional accounting students with a thorough knowledge of the origins of their profession. Gary John Previts and Barbara Dubis Merino address the evolution of accounting in social, political, and economic terms and discuss the major figures in each historical period. They consider the development of accounting in all of its major institutional ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $27.49   
  • New (2) from $36.06   
  • Used (7) from $27.49   
Sending request ...

Overview

The only comprehensive chronicle of American accountancy from the colonial period to the present, this completely revised edition provides practicing accountants and professional accounting students with a thorough knowledge of the origins of their profession. Gary John Previts and Barbara Dubis Merino address the evolution of accounting in social, political, and economic terms and discuss the major figures in each historical period. They consider the development of accounting in all of its major institutional domains, including public practice, financial reporting, business management, government, and education.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A look at professional accounting from 1492 to 1995. In addition to examining the changes in how accounting has been done over these years in its major institutional domains of public practice, financial reporting, business management, government, and education, the authors discuss the relationships between developments in accounting and developments in the society at large. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814207284
  • Publisher: Ohio State University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Series: Historical Persp Bus Enterpris Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 577
  • Sales rank: 1,156,949
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Figures
Tables
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 1492-1775: Accounting from Discovery to Revolutionary Times 11
Ch. 2 1776-1826: The Formation of a National Economy 32
Ch. 3 1827-1865: The Beginnings of Corporate America 63
Ch. 4 1866-1896: Accounting in the Gilded Age 103
Ch. 5 1897-1918: The Formation of an Accounting Profession 175
Ch. 6 1919-1945: Accountancy Comes of Age: The Interwar Period 235
Ch. 7 1946-1972: Expansion and Controversy: Accountants in an Age of Uncertainty 298
Ch. 8 1973-1995: Accountancy and the Global Capital Market: From the Trueblood Report to the Jenkins Committee 348
Notes 427
Bibliography 479
Index 559
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)