McCathern, Gerald 2010-03-23
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
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: http://hdl.handle.net/10605/1746
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