Contact: Craig Chamberlain
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: Research on French female fashion merchants in the 1700s led University of Illinois history professor Clare Haru Crowston to new insights about the doomed queen Marie Antoinette and a pervasive system of influence and power that the French Revolution would seek to end -- part of the story she tells in her new book "Credit, Fashion, Sex: Economies of Regard in Old Regime France."
Credit: Photo courtesy of the University of Illinois history department
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