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The analysis revolves around charges of a "slave power conspiracy" leveled by abolitionists and Republicans, charging that a cabal of 19th century slaveholders sought to use the national government to expand slavery and thereby aggrandize their political and economic power.
D'Amato, chairman of the full committee, accused Ludwig of mounting a ``campaign to aggrandize and centralize regulatory power in his agency'' by, among other things, actively recruiting banks chartered by states to convert to nationally chartered status.