This being Sunday, I always like to highlight a church that was built, a hymn that was written, or something else regarding Christianity and it's growth in the 19th century.
Today I've selected the Bethel Baptist Church in Caseyville, IL. This church had it's roots in Virginia and in 1809 the church split and two congregations were formed. One believing in slavery and Bethel Baptist Church not believing. The decision was made in a friendly manner but I can imagine it wasn't a comfortable place until they decided to split.
You can read further on the history of this church at Church Web Page