Uncle Tom's Cabin
Stowe lived in Cincinnati, and:
- "she observed firsthand several incidents which galvanized her to write famous anti-slavery novel. Scenes she observed on the Ohio River, including seeing a husband and wife being sold apart, as well as newspaper and magazine accounts and interviews, contributed material to the emerging plot. 
- Simon LeGree, villainous slave owner whose name has become synonymous with greed
- Topsy, who "just growed"
- Uncle Tom, noble long suffering Christian slave, after whom the book is named. His name has become an epithet (see discussion at Uncle Tom). ISBN 0553212184