Smith (1769-1846), a New England preacher, journalist, and herbal physician, was a radical blend of Jeffersonian republican Protestantism. Kenny (The Passion of Ansel Bourne, Smithsonian, 1986) charts the evolution of Smith's powerful and unsettling influence on society. Smith disassociated himself from the Baptist Church over issues of equality and became a leader of the Christian Movement. His newspaper, the Herald of Gospel Liberty, had a national circulation and was a major forum for expressing religious libertarianism and republican political opinion. This work traces the formative Calvinistic influences and the Protestant belief in the right of the individual to read and interpret the Bible for oneself. It serves as a valuable source for understanding Colonial history, political thought, and religious beliefs. Recommended for academic libraries.-Ravonne A. Green, Emmanuel Coll. Lib., Franklin Springs, Ga.