I'm currently practicing TOEFL, and I have a question about this sentence placement question in the reading section. This is the paragraph in question (source):
1Before 1815 manufacturing in the United States had been done in homes or shops by skilled artisans. [A] As master craftworkers, they imparted the knowledge of their trades to apprentices and journeymen. [B] In addition, women often worked in their homes part-time, making finished articles from raw material supplied by merchant capitalists. [C] After 1815 this older form of manufacturing began to give way to factories with machinery tended by unskilled or semiskilled laborers. [D] Cheap transportation networks, the rise of cities, and the availability of capital and credit all stimulated the shift to factory production.
I need to place the following sentence in one of the options:
This new form of manufacturing depended on the movement of goods to distant locations and a centralized source of laborers.
I thought the right answer should be C but it is D. Doesn't the sentence make more sense if it's placed in [C]?