SPANISH AMERICAN WAR STEREOVIEW BIRDSEYE VIEW ARMY TRANSPORTS FOR SANTIAGO TAMPA

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Offered for auction is an early stereoview from the SPANISH AMERICAN WAR period. Published by Strohmeyer & Wyman and sold by Underwood & Underwood. The stereoview is titled as follows -- --

BIRDSEYE VIEW OF THE ARMY TRANSPORTS FOR SANTIAGO, TAMPA, U.S.A. -- with copyright date of 1898 by Strohmeyer & Wyman. --

Below additional information on the Spanish American War:

The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of U.S. intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. U.S. attacks on Spain's Pacific possessions led to involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately to the Philippine-American War.

Revolts against Spanish rule had occurred for some years in Cuba. There had been war scares before, as in the Virginius Affair in 1873. In the late 1890s, US public opinion was agitated by anti-Spanish propaganda led by journalists such as Joseph Pulitzer and William Hearst which used yellow journalism to criticize Spanish administration of Cuba. After the mysterious sinking of the US Navy battleship Maine in Havana harbor, political pressures from the Democratic Party and certain industrialists pushed the administration of Republican President William McKinley into a war he had wished to avoid. Compromise was sought
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