The book, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," was one of the most popular books ever written. The book did a really good job of showing an inside life on what it was like being a slave. The book showed how brutal and unfair they were treated. It was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe who was a abolitionist who one day hoped to end slavery. Information found from "American History," by McDougal Littell, on page 480.