University of Oklahoma Press
Candy Moulton’s The Mormon Handcart Migration: “Tounge nor Pen Can never tell the Sorrow” tells the story of determined and courageous pioneers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (hereafter referred to as the Church or church members) migrating across the Great Plains and the mountains in the late 1850s to reach their destination of Salt Lake City pulling and pushing their supplies on handcarts. Approximately 3,000 people made the journey, with between 250 and 300 losing their lives along the way, one of the greatest losses of lives in the entire settlement of the west. While this book is not the first to tell this story, Moulton’s account is especially compelling and heartrending. Relying on a trove of first accounts from the actual pioneers, Moulton focuses her book on the experiences and thoughts of the pioneers.
Montagna, Douglas S. Professor
"The Mormon Handcart Migration: “Neither Tongue nor pen can Never Tell the Sorrow","
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 22
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol22/iss1/7