Uncle Tom's Cabin is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was published in 1852 and had a profound effect on attitudes toward slavery in the U.S. The title character is said to be based on the story of Reverend Josiah Henson. Henson was an author, abolitionist, and minister born into slavery in Maryland. He escaped to Upper Canada in 1830, and founded a settlement and school for fugitive slaves near Dresden, Ontario.
I purchased my copy of Uncle Tom's Cabin many years ago after visiting Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site in Dresden, Ontario.