GRE Reading Comprehension: OG/PP2-GRE阅读OG/PP2 - 45GJ2O956O8UXEPNP

According to the passage, Pessen indicates that all of the following were true of the very wealthy in the United States between 1825 and 1850 EXCEPT: A. They formed a distinct upper class. B. Many of them were able to increase their holdings. C. Some of them worked as professionals or in business. D. Most of them accumulated their own fortunes. E. Many of them retained their wealth in spite of financial upheavals.