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part 1: prelude
The Spanish-American War Part 1: Prelude
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Uncle Sam, Tell Us Why Are You Waiting?
Columbia Phonograph Co.
George J. Gaskin
Written by Monroe H. Rosenfeld
This recording is perhaps the earliest call to arms records made in the days before the war with Spain. It was intended to turn the tide of feeling against Spain after the explosion and sinking of the USS.
in Havana Harbor in early 1898.
Last modified July 12, 2012