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Specifics to General - Four Wives

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Letters from an American Farmer

Why does the author go from specific nationalities to the generic “wives of different nations”?

A

To highlight how each generation becomes increasingly diverse.

B

Because he doesn’t know which other nationalities are present in America.

C

To emphasize how different Americans are from Europeans.

D

Because the women’s background isn’t as important as the men’s.

E

To stress that Americans are becoming a mongrel race.