©Greg Feldmeth 2012
Waltham (Lowell) System
The Waltham System brought a new labor
system to American industrial life
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The Waltham (or Lowell) System mainly employed which of the following in factory work?
A) former slaves
B) Irish and German immigrants
C) young single women
Explanation: The Waltham (or Lowell) System brought young single women to factory towns throughout New England in the early 19th century and provided housing, religious instruction, and employment. Eventually immigrant laborers replaced the young women in most factories.
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