James Don Edwards
September 2, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 384 Pages
ISBN 9780367535179 - CAT# K465684
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Accounting History
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This book, first published in 1988, is a readable, concise history of the accounting profession in the US from its beginnings to the late twentieth century. It examines the roots of the profession, how it developed, how its standards have evolved, and what social, economic and legal forces have shaped it. The chapters form a series of dramatic highlights, illustrative of the multifarious problems besetting a young profession, catapulted into prominence by the economic and social forces of the twentieth century.
1. Introduction 2. The Antecedents of American Public Accounting 3. Definitions of American Public Accounting 4. The Emergence of Public Accounting in the United States, 1748-1895 5. Public Accounting in the United States, 1896-1913 6. Public Accounting in the United States, 1913-1928 7. Public Accounting in the United States, 1928-1949 8. Public Accounting in the United States During the 1950s