Don't our traditional forms of information communication, notably "the book" and especially "the textbook" contribute to our belief in linear history?
Linear history is basically the belief that history is a time line, and all the events that happen are in a no specific pattern. This time line comes with a beginning and an end. The information we learn from our books and text books greatly contribute to this belief because a great deal of what happened involves time lines. These time lines are helping us to understand the order of which these events occur and when knowing how and when the events took place we can learn to better understand our history. When we develop this better understanding of the events that took place we can explain in greater detail our history and help to educate others on what took place. Linear history shows the chronological order of events just like many books and text books do! Many biographies or autobiographies are time lines of a person’s rise to success or just a general timeline of their career. These timelines are a major part of everyday life because they show a chronological order of events that happened in history. Just about almost every historical thing you read today has a little bit of linear history in it. People don’t want to read jumbled up facts, they want the facts to be organized and in a timely order to better understand the event. Linear history is most definitely contributed to by books and textbooks.