Chapter II


Chapter II

Book Title

Why We Practice Plural Marriage

Publication Type




Year of Publication






Juvenile Instructor Office


Salt Lake City

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Bibliographic Citation

Whitney, Helen Mar. "Chapter II" In Why We Practice Plural Marriage, 23–54. Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor Office, 1884.


The author discussed a number of her interactions with non-Latter-day Saint visitors to the Utah Territory, and how many of them came away favorably impressed with the Latter-day Saint people and overcame their prejudices towards women engaged in plural marriage. She also quotes at length from a non-Latter-day Saint publication which extolled the merits of polygamy versus traditional monogamy. Towards the end of the chapter the author states, "Though looked down upon by the world we consider ourselves the most highly honored people on the earth and console ourselves with the reflection that we will yet be looked up to and regarded as the founders of a superior system of Christianity."

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