At least to argues E.Pessen in his iconoclastic study of the very rich in the US between 1825 and 1850.

I don't quiet understand both to and argues. Does argues refers to E.Pessen?

Can anyone please turn this sentence into the normal form, such as "E.Pessen argues XXX"?

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    It means nothing to me, I'm afraid. There's a mistake there of some kind. Oct 16, 2011 at 9:10
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    Yep. Definitely a mistake. Could you provide more context?
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    Oct 16, 2011 at 9:13
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It's a typo. "to" should be "so". It was fixed in later editions:

See "The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test", from the Educational Testing Service: (second sentence on that page)

The quote should be, and is now:

At least so argues E.Pessen in his iconoclastic study of the very rich in the US between 1825 and 1850

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