Biscuit recipes from the collection.

Homemade Biscuits-Hallelujah! The Welcome Table

Homemade Biscuits from Hallelujah! the welcome table : a lifetime of memories with recipes.

Cornmeal biscuits - Mountain Makin's in the Smokies

Cornmeal Biscuits from Mountain makin’s in the Smokies : a cook book.

Viennese biscuits - What's Cook'n at Biltmore

Viennese Biscuits from What’s cook’n at Biltmore.

Cats Head Biscuits - Supper's at Six

Cats Head Biscuits from Supper’s at six and we’re not waiting!

Orange biscuits - Carolina Cooking

Orange Biscuits from Carolina cooking.

Betha's Old Southern Beaten Biscuits-Favorite Recipes of the Lower Cape Fear

Bertha’s Old Southern Beaten Biscuits from Favorite recipes of the Lower Cape Fear

sour-dough biscuits - Historic Moores Creek Cook Book

Sour-Dough Biscuits from Historic Moores Creek Cook Book : a collection of old and new recipes.

Mayonaise Biscuits-Recipes We Love to Cook

Mayonaise Biscuits from Recipes we love to cook.

‘…But white is the color of the big bossman’

“The term [“white trash”] came into use before the Civil War. When the English actress Fanny Kemble visited a Georgia plantation in the 1830s, she reported, ‘The slaves themselves entertain the very highest contempt for white servants, whom they designate as “poor white trash.” ’ The term was also in use at that time in the Washington, D.C., area, where blacks and Irish immigrants competed, viciously, for the same lowly jobs.

“I experienced a similar three-tiered social system while living in North Carolina in the 1970s. There was still a strong after-taste of the state’s three pre-integration school systems: one for whites, one for blacks, one for Lumbee Native Americans. The fiercest fighting was never about who would reach the top because it was understood that white people, the non-trashy ones, would always run the show. The fiercest fighting was about staying off the bottom. I even saw this expressed by some unknown poet on the wall of a toilet stall in Lumberton, North Carolina:

Black is beautiful.
Tan is grand.
But white is the color of the big bossman.

— From “The Riches of White Trash” by Bill Morris at (April 5, 2012)