McCathern, Gerald 2010-03-23

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This interview features Gerald McCathern as he and Dan Taylor recount the American Agriculture Movement and the tractorcade to the nation’s capital. In this interview, Gerald and Dan describe the events that led to the tractorcade, what they did in Washington D.C., and the after effects of their protests.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Gerald McCathern

Additional Parties Recorded: Dan Taylor

Date: March 23, 2010

Location: Littlefield, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 02:51:30 (2 hours, 51 minutes)


Introduction and background information; The issues that led to the first tractorcade; Meeting with the politicians to talk about agriculture; What it was like to be on the tractorcade; Arriving in Washington D.C.; Tensions between the farmers and the DC Police; Debates about the farm bill; talking with George Bush Sr.; Organization of the tractorcade; going to a banquet; the next tractorcade

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio CD recording available for listening in our Reading Room

Transcript: available in Reading Room only

Abstract: also available here:

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